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Welcome our next Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 guest… fantasy and science fiction illustrator Steve Argyle! His work has helped shape the worlds of Magic: The GatheringLegend of the Five Rings, and Dungeons & Dragons, to name just a few. Steve’s body of work ranges from barbarians to Star Wars. Meet him in September: http://bit.ly/1NIxPyZ

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High Point Overlook | Red Rock Canyon, NV by Chie Madeloso
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I forgot to enable GPS when I took this photo but I believe this was taken at the parking area in High Point Overlook along the 13-mile Scenic Drive. Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159.

Welcome back our next Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 guest… actress, Marina Sirtis! She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the subsequent film series. Marina Sirtis is coming to Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 in conjunction with Utah Symphony’s Sci-Fi Spectacular! With Marina Sirtis. Other notable roles include: Star Trek: Voyager, as well as Stargate SG-1 and Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict. She has appeared or done voice work in dozens of shows including Adventure Time, Official Star Trek Continues, Bee and PuppyCat, Family Guy, The Closer, Grey’s Anatomy,The Outer Limits and many more. Meet Marina Sirtis in September: http://bit.ly/1MoIkIz

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Smoky Quartz

Royal Scepter Mine, Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA

Bizarre amalgam of virtually everything one can find in quartz at this locality: mostly smoky quartz, but in a doubly-terminated, intergrown mess of scepters, milky quartz, and overgrowths. The tip is translucent amethyst (not obvious because of the reflection) and included in the back is a partial scepter split and rehealed parallel to the c-axis. The roughly hexagonal hole in the upper right is where the specimen grew around an earlier quartz crystal that had grown across the pocket. Because it grew in such a tight pocket there is damage in a number of spots, but it still represents a unique example of Petersen Mountain quartz.