Friday, July 4th • 12 p.m. • UFO Museum Video Room • Lecture – Government Cover-ups and the Gamadin
Sunday, July 6th • 10 a.m. • Convention Center Nancy Lopez/Robert Goddard Room • Lecture – Government Cover-ups and the Gamadin

KirkbrideTom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Southern California, where his Gamadin saga begins. While in college, he was a lifeguard in La Jolla, California.  Tom is an avid swimmer, skier, world traveler and artist. The artwork you see on the Gamadin website is his, including the cover and interior art of Book I – Gamadin: Word of Honor; Book II – Gamadin: Mons; Book III – Gamadin: Distant Suns; and Book IV – Gamadin: Gazz.  The Gamadin Book Series evolved from Tom’s love of science fiction and the desire to write a thrill-packed, character driven adventure for young adults.

Tom resides in Cottage Grove, Oregon, but speaks about writing to classrooms, writers groups, and book clubs all over the country. You may also find Tom hosting the Gamadin booth at many science fiction conventions and book festivals. Information on Tom Kirkbride’s book events and appearances can be found at the Book Events page of