Monday, March 30, 2015

Steampunk Granny Parties with Kung Fu legends, Zombies and Ghost Busters,

     Expo 9 Martial Arts Convention Sifu Cliff with Ghost Busters of New Jersey

                                Plenty of fun with friends living and dead

This weekend I was at a three day Expo 9 Martial Arts Convention in Pennsauken, N.J. This event was hosted by Sifu Cliff. There were lots of martial arts demonstrations and little old me was even allowed to participate in one of the demonstrations.



We had our own horde of Zombies that intermingled with the vendors and guests. Luckily they didn't try to eat my brains. I'm guessing they're not that into old brains.


Some impressive artists were there that specialized in comic art and books. I'll mention of a few of my new friends and in the next few weeks, I'll be posting interviews that I'll be doing on them.

I was part of a female author panel which included the lovely and talented:

Danielle Ackley-Mcphail

Sarah Nicole Johnson Miller of Outpouring Comics

Cinsearae Santiago Reiniger

I had the pleasure of meeting the Kung Fu grand master and film star Chi Ling Chiu and Martial Arts Expert, Author and Poet, Snake-j Blocker. This is his site and I will be doing an interview on this amazing person:


My friend and co-member of the South Jersey Writers Group, Dawn Byrne, my grandson Nathan Reid and, my daughter Marie Reid helped me over the three days selling my books and keeping me company as we watched zombies, knights and ghost busters do battle before us.


I even had time to do some spiritual readings for a few vendors. It was such a rewarding experience for all involved, including me.

                   Mary Campbell and Steampunk Granny                                         

This was my first Martial Arts Convention and I had a great time. Hope to see all my new friends next year!!!  And maybe they will let me drive the Ghost Busters Car.


New friends:
                                                           J. R. Earls

                                                     Rusty Gilligan



  1. Looks like fun! Was everyone Kung fu fighting?

    1. It was fun and I even had a chance to meet some pretty amazing people.

  2. Marie, no one has more adventures than you do, my dear. Totally awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your many adventures with your blog readers. Love the photos.

    1. Thank you, Victoria. I feel the same with your camping blog. I always look forward to reading them

  3. These photos are awesome of you, Marie! Great seeing you with the undead!

    1. Thank you, Jack. It was my first Kung Fu Convention and I loved it.