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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
7:52 pm
A movie? An audio book?
Lots to get excited about.  Time for a re-read before it all happens.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
12:56 pm
what's this?????

Am I dreaming?  What's this about the Deryni books possibly going out as Audiobooks as of February next year?  If this is true, who's reading them?  If this isn't true, some one needs to beat Amazon for teasing me....


Current Mood: excited
Sunday, August 16th, 2009
5:02 pm
Deryni Archives Volume 20
Thought I'd pop in and mention that the FanZine Deryni Archives, edited by Katherine herself,  has just published a new volume (#20) and you can order a copy here. =) 

Sunday, March 29th, 2009
7:35 pm
Hi, I'm new.
I joined recently and figured I should introduce myself. I'm a huge Deryni fan. I've read all of the books numerous times and I have Deryni Magic and the Codex which I read from cover to cover. I'm fascinated with medieval society and I also have an interest in genealogy so I found the Codex especially interesting and it was amazing the amount of detail she put into every entry.

I'm excited about the movie, although I'm looking forward more to the next "Childe Morgan" book whenever it might come out or a sequel to "King Kelson's Bride". But if the movie gets made and does well, then I assume they'll do the whole first trilogy which would be great. The Chronicles are one of my favorite of the series and I think they'll adapt well to film. Plus, Warin de Gray is one of my favorite characters so it'll be interesting to see him if the second and third movies get made along with all of the other great characters, of course.

I look forward to any further additions to the Deryni universe. Katherine Kurtz's other books are great too but the Deryni series is still my favorite and perhaps with the movie, it will be introduced to more people.
Friday, March 6th, 2009
10:26 pm
Venture in Vain
I just had to share that today I received in the mail a copy of Venture in Vain, which until recently I hadn't even heard of. Deryni Realms has this info on it: A signed, limited edition (300 copies) written for Katherine Kurtz's visit to the John M. Pfau Library at California State Univeristy, San Bernardino. The story details, from the Mearan point of view, King Donal Blaine's invasion into Meara in the year 1089 and its consequences.

I haven't finished reading it yet, but I'm really excited! It's interesting to see history from a different point of view.

Anyone else own/read this?
Friday, November 14th, 2008
10:26 am
Happy Birthday Kelson! (902nd!) 
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
6:56 pm
Hello Everyone
I thought about whether to join this group with my fanfic journal or my IRL/Theology journal, and in the end decided to join with both but post, at least this time, as myself rather then my fanficing alter-ego.

I'm 25 years old, and am a Methodist seminarian. I read the St. Camber trilogy while I was an undergraduate considering a vocation to the ministry. I read the Kelson series- up to "King's Justice" last year about this time, as I was coming to terms with my sexuality and pondering giving up my ministerial vocation. The courage of Father Joram and Bishop Dennis Arailian gave me the strength to keep my vocation, and advocate for a more inclusive Church. Indeed, it's hard NOT to see the parallels between Deryni and LGBTs today, to me. I find that many others think so as well.

I was a bit concerned about KK's portrayal of homosexuality in In The King's Service, but this chat log seems to show that KK is in fact explicitly pro-gay, just a bit incautious about how her writing could be taken.

Anyway, what do you all think.
12:08 pm
Hopefully Wonderful News from the Hollywood Reporter

Columbia sees a franchise in 'Deryni'

Studio picks up spec based on Katherine Kurtz's novel

By Borys Kit

Oct 24, 2008, 01:00 AM ET

Columbia Pictures is bringing Katherine Kurtz's "Deryni Rising" to the big screen.

In a six-figure deal, the studio has picked up "Deryni" as a spec by Alex Sabeti. Jimmy Miller is producing via his Mosaic banner.

"Deryni" is a historical fantasy novel first published in 1970 that launched Kurtz's "Deryni Kingdom" series that, almost 40 years later, encompasses five trilogies, short stories and reference books.

The story is set in a medieval kingdom of humans alongside the Deryni, a race of people with psychic and magical abilities. The first novel centers on a young prince who, after the death of his father the king, must defend his throne from a Deryni usurper.

Sabeti also will serve as an executive producer.

Sabeti, repped by UTA and Mosaic, is best known for writing "The Art of Cool," his high school comedy take on Sun Tzu's "Art of War" that Columbia picked up in 2006. After the sale, Sabeti didn't want to be pigeon-holed as a teen comedy scribe, so he decided to look for stories in an action genre to prove he had more than one voice.

"Deryni" was one of his favorite books as a boy, and Sabeti thought it offered feature franchise potential. He used the earnings from his first showbiz sale to option the entire book series. He adapted it on spec, which gave him a greater degree of control over how he told the book's story.

Columbia now takes over the movie rights to the books, which it hopes to turn into a tentpole franchise.

Andrea Giannetti, who worked with Sabeti on "Cool," is overseeing the project for Columbia.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
1:22 pm
More on the "Deryni Rising" movie
Here's some details about the Deryni Rising movie:


I don't know anything about the producer, Alex Sabeti, other than what the article says. If it's true that he's been a fan of the Deryni books since he was a kid, there's hope that we'll end up with something more like what Peter Jackson did with Lord of the Rings. Fingers crossed, anyway. :)

Monday, October 6th, 2008
11:24 am
I have a somewhat geeky fanboy question about the characters in this series. What if the powers and otherworldly religious "experiences" of teh Deryni are merely an abberant, recessive geen whose effects are delusional to the carrier and only suggestive to others, dependent upon whether they BELIEVE in the power, but has no effects on any doubters.

Like witches in the middleages....
Monday, August 25th, 2008
10:23 pm
Dragon*Con, anyone?
Anyone else except elegaer and I going to Dragon*Con this year? Katherine Kurtz is going to be a guest and I'm very excited to see what she's up to lately. Scott MacMillan will also be there.

Any questions you'd like to ask her if you had a chance? I'll do my best to get the courage to ask them, or maybe elegaer can if I can't find my voice.

I'll try to make a full report when I get home on anything interesting that came up.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
11:36 pm
Привет всем!

Я тут совсем не долго, давайте знакомиться!

Вот, если что, мой адрес: kjk123@inbox.ru

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Saturday, March 1st, 2008
9:31 am
Katherine at Dragon*con
So I was going over to the D*Con website to verify that Jewel Staite (of Firefly fame) was going to be attending, and there was Katherine Kurtz's name, too! I actually started to cry for a second, I was so happy.

So if you can get to Atlanta for Labor Day weekend, that's where she'll be!
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
7:13 am
to any and all costumers.......
I just found out that in their infinite wisdom JoAnn Fabrics has decided to remove all of their stores from the Northeast, due to lack of sales because of the suposed purchasing at Walmart of fabric and craft supplies. I Am Pissed!!!!!!!! I've done shoping at JoAnn Fabrics for most of my fabric for my costuming projects, because that's all I have for a place to get decent fabric supplies. I have a Walmart...it sucks for supplies. Target doesn't have fabric for sale.... AC Moore doesn't carry fabric...and neither does Michaels..... And Rag Shop ran with it's tail between it's legs when they found out that Michaels was moving into the same shopping complex as them. This really does piss me off... Because except on line, I have no place to get fabric.... and once JoAnn's closes, I will have no place to get my Viking Sewing Machine repaired as well.

I don't buy fabric on line....and the quality of fabric at Walmart is so limited, it's laughable.

So, the point of this post is this, maybe the costumers of the Northeast should make a Large Letter of protest about the fact that JoAnn fabrics has decided to shoot themselves in the foot by removing the only decent fabric store in the northeast from us.

Now I don't know how the rest of the costumers buy their stuff for their costumes, but still, it's wrong of them to deprive us of one of our few resources that is available to us.

Maybe we should pass this on to any one interested in costuming and make the point, we need JoAnn Fabrics.

Jeanette Healy
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
11:06 am
Deryni rituals

Silly question time...

Does anyone know what tradition Katherine Kurtz based her rituals on? I'm looking for specifics, like "Gardenarian", not just "Wicca" etc.

Thanks so much for your input!
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
7:43 pm
Proceeding cautiously here, I would like to ask if anyone has access to a resource stating Katherin's policy on fanfiction? The best I've been able to find states that she was advised simply... Well:

This occurrence has had two effects. It has brought fan fiction abruptly into a more serious arena, and it led directly to the refusal of authors to allow fan fiction. Anne MacCaffrey 20 and Katherine Kurtz 21 have both been advised by their agents never to read any fan fiction, nor even to look at the relevant fan groups on Usenet. This gives them the defence of never having seen the fan fiction, and so any similarities can be dealt with as cases of simultaneous copyright.

Which really amounts to don't ask, don't tell. Is there something either more current or specific I'm unaware of? Inspite of my defense of slash in general I really don't want to go blundering like a bull in a china shop with deryni_fic - the literal fiction OR the community.
Monday, December 5th, 2005
4:56 pm
Hello, I'm new here, but not new to the Deryni world:)

I can be now a true member of this wonderful community, because I got my Codex II - and it's..!!!! Oh, you do understand.

Watching TV I found this picture, it remind me a lot of Kelson and his Queen, don't you think?

my icon

If you're interested in what it is

to mods - as soon I'm new tell me if that appropriate, thanks.

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
5:12 pm
Mostly OT, but still kind of cool...
I found an interesting community. This is adapted from their info page.

Do you ever have that eureka moment where you're reading a book and all of a sudden you think "If they ever made a movie out of this, So-and-so would be perfect for that character!"?

casting_novels is a place where you can talk about those ideas with other readers.

Check it out, and even if it's not your thing pass it on to anyone that you think might be interested.

cross-posted lots of places, feel free to re-post or delete as seems appropriate.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
5:34 pm
I have officially lost track of how many times i've said.."WOW" and "God Damnit!" since 3:00 this afternoon...when i started reading my brand new copy of the Codex!!

The Swords of the Marluk does exist, right?


Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
10:24 am
My copy of the Codex Derynianus shipped today from Amazon! I'm so excited. I can't wait to finally be able to read through my own copy. This definately lessens the pain of losing out on the limited edition years ago, even though I had pre-ordered it. ;o)

Current Mood: excited
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