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SoonerCon25: The Silver Age

Come join me and Oklahoma's geeks, nerds and Trekkers at the 25th annual SoonerCon, where I am once again honored to be a panelist.

This year's SoonerCon will be held June 24 - 26, 2016 at the Reed Convention Center, in the middle of lovely downtown Midwest City, OK.

Dara's SoonerCon Schedule

Philosophical Salon Open philosophy discussion using SF themes. 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 10 Forward

Stump a Whovian Bring your toughest questions about Doctor Who and get them answered. 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 Maynard

Koffee Klatch Morning networking with convention guests. 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 25, 2016 10 Forward

Philosophical Salon Open philosophy discussion using SF themes. 12:00 p.m. Saturday June 25, 2016 10 Forward

From Pages to Reality: Costuming from a Literary Work Creating a costume solely from a non-illustrated book can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging adventures in costuming. Listen to ideas and lessons learned from experience. 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 25, 2016 Joyner 

4:00 p.m. Saturday June 25, 2016 Rice Dara Fogel

Waking Up on the Holodeck: Trekking through the spiritual & ethical implications of quantum physics A presentation on the Holographic Universe and philosophy. 11:00 a.m. Sunday June 26, 2016 Pung

The Science of Life & Death Where do you fall on the “scientific meddling is good/bad” scale? Are vaccines or pasteurization evil? Is tech always bad? Must science always escape to threaten the world? 3:00 p.m. Sunday June 26, 2016 A


Dara's Fiction

UPDATE: Yes, I know it's taking a dreadfully long time for me to get this one out... But I promise it will be worth the wait! 

Just a few tidbits to entice you:

Haldane's worst nightmares begin manifesting when he can no longer avoid the destiny of his blood and consciousness....

While Sophia explores the pyramids with Madame Helena Blavatsky, and finds much more amongst the ancient ruins than she bargains for...

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Herald of the Dawn (The GrailChase Chronicles Book 2)


Book II of the GrailChase Chronicles

From the bestselling author of The Impossible Lover and Before the Chase: A Short Anthology

Haldane returns home to England, only to find his world falling apart, as he fends off attacks on his character and charges of treason. His continuing mystical experiences disrupt his relationships and reality, as he seeks to understand the unfolding paradox within.

Sophia, too, faces new challenges, as she begins to piece together the riddle of Villa D'Amici, and to safeguard it against those who would usurp her young brother's inheritance. Until Aldo makes her an offer she can't refuse...

And watching over all, the Illuminati and Grail Guardians square off in a deadly game of chess...

Cameo appearances from Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and a young Oscar Wilde bring added spice and magic to this mind-expanding saga.

Herald of the Dawn is Book II of the GrailChase Chronicles, the epic series of conspiracy, expanding consciousness and strange technology.  The GrailChase Chronicles challenge traditional beliefs and definitions of reality, while poking fun at popular cultural memes.

Don’t miss any of the sexy, mind-expanding action!

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Herald of the Dawn (The GrailChase Chronicles Book 2)

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The long-anticipated re-release of Book 1 of the GrailChase Chronicles:

The Impossible Lover

A sassy, sexy quest for the ultimate reality.

Embark upon a journey of eternal mystery and peculiar devices!

When imperialist tool, Lt. Colonel Christopher Jordan Haldane goes to Italy to negotiate a shady mining deal, he finds himself inadvertently drawn into a turf war between the scions of the Illuminati and the Grail Guardians over an ancient castle guarding forbidden secrets and technology. Can Haldane solve the riddle of Villa D'Amici and his own strange paranormal experiences without losing his mind or the woman he loves?

 Setting a unique vision of the Holy Grail amidst a passionate love story, a profound journey of the awakening soul begins. A sexy, existential romp through stereotypes, conspiracy theories and alternate realities.

 "The DaVinci Code meets Steampunk, with Dune flavor crystals"

The Impossible Lover is Book I of the GrailChase Chronicles, the mind-boggling series of expanding consciousness and strange technology. Written by Dara Fogel, philosopher and best-selling author of Before the Chase: A Short Anthology, the GrailChase Chronicles challenge traditional beliefs and definitions of reality.

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Before the Chase: An Anthology

by Dara Fogel

In the age-old battle between good and evil, who ya gonna call?

Imagine a bold world in which descendants of an ancient mystical order secretly struggle to keep the forces of darkness at bay, utilizing every means and device at their disposal. Magic, mystery and strange technology beckon from beyond the limits of history and belief.

Three stories of power, love, and pivotal decision from the world of The GrailChase! Chronicles. Before the Chase introduces Alessandro, Jordan and Sophia, as they make the choices that will forever change the future.


"Highly entertaining short stories... You'll drink these down fast and be thirsty for more." - William G. Bernhardt, NY Times Best Selling Author of the "Ben Kinkaid" series


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Dara's Non-Fiction

What is the True Nature of Reality?

This volume contains ten essays written over two decades, exploring different aspects of Subjective Reality and connection to the Deep Self.  Join philosopher, ethicist and educator, Dr. Dara Fogel for a mind-bending yet approachable adventure through the theoretical, historical and experiential underpinnings of the Nature of Personal Identity and Experience. Some of this material has been previously published online at this website, but much has never been published or made publically available until now.  

 The true nature of reality is a question that every thinking person has grappled with at some point in their life.  Subjective Reality - Are You In or Out? seeks answers to the perennial existential questions of “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is Real, and how can I know for sure?” Fogel draws inspiration from a wide array of sources both ancient and modern, from Plato to Jung to the bizarre extremes of quantum physics in her attempts to articulate the ineffable.

Click the link below to start your own subjective explorations

Subjective Reality: Are You In or Out?

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