Katherine (Irene) Kurtz is the author of numerous fantasy novels, most notably the Deryni novels. Although born in America, for the past several years, up until just recently, she has lived in a castle in Ireland. She now lives in Virginia.
She is known to be friends with Anne McCaffrey and frequently converses with her fans online.
She was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! anthologies. She also was an early member of the Society for Creative Anachronism; in her persona of Bevan Fraser of Stirling she achieved the rank of Countess, ruling the Kingdom of the West as Queen Consort for one reign in the 1970s.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Chessiecon 2018 - November 23-24, 2018 in Lutherville-Timonium, MD
- Dragon Con 2018 - August 30 - September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, GA 2017
- Dragon Con 2017 - September 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, GA 2016
- Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA 2015
- Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7, 2015 in Atlanta, GA 2014
- Dragon Con 2014 - August 29 - September 1, 2014 in Atlanta, GA 2013
- Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2, 2013 in Atlanta, GA 2009
MarsCon 2009 - January 16-18, 2009 in Williamsburg, VACancelled Appearance 2008
- Dragon*Con 2008 - August 29 - September 1, 2008 in Atlanta, GA
- MarsCon 2008 - January 18-20, 2008 in Williamsburg, VA 2002
- Arisia 2002 - January 18-20, 2002 in Boston, MA 1988
- AggieCon 1988 - March 24-27, 1988 in College Station, TX 1980
- AggieCon 1980 - March 27-30, 1980 in College Station, TX
12 confirmed guest appearances