Welcome to the Chicago Steampunk Exposition!

Through methods of forgotten science we have found a way to transport you to the hidden wing of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition that has until now been lost in time!

We present to you, Chicago, North America, and the World, a three day Steampunk festival on September 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2019 at the Westin O’Hare that celebrates the history of a future that never was…

New to Steampunk?

The term Steampunk was first used lightheartedly in April 1987 by American author KW Jeter to describe an emerging literary genre that had the edginess of Cyberpunk but with the style, setting, and technology of the Victorian Era. While the name Steampunk was coined in the late 1980’s, the genre itself dates back to the actual 1800’s with the imaginations of authors such as Jules Verne and HG Wells, and today we have fun and folly with a vision of a future that neverwas.

The Steampunk genre’s style has found its way into books, comics, films, music, art, games, fashion, and other aesthetic expressions, but in the early years of the 21st century all of this began to evolve into organized communities of  Steampunk enthusiasts, and on September 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2019, the Chicago Steampunk Expo brings it all together for a delightful weekend of Victorian mirth and magic!

What to Expect at the Expo?

Starting in afternoon of Friday, September 27th, and not ending until the early evening of Sunday, September 29th, the Chicago Steampunk Expo offers a family friendly Program filled with entertainment, exhibits, vendors, presenters, games, and much more.

Whether you come for one day, or immerse yourself in the full weekend experience, there is a wide variety of Steampunk and Victorian themed things to do and see.

Latest News & Updates

28 Weeks until the Exposition

28 Weeks until the Exposition

Undergoing Some Exciting Changes! We are now 28 weeks away from the opening of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition, and like the Ferris Wheel of 1893 (pictured above), construction of the event builds up each week. Currently a lot of our attention is on the...

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29 Weeks until the Exposition

29 Weeks until the Exposition

Sir Reginald Pike Devant Esquire This week we take a moment to feature Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire who will be performing at the Chicago Steampunk Exposition this September. Regarded as one of the top Chap Hop artists in the world, Sir Reginald Pikedevant,...

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30 Weeks until the Exposition

30 Weeks until the Exposition

Leanna Renee Hieber This week we take a closer look at Exposition Featured Speaker Leanna Renee Hieber. She is an author, actress and playwright who grew up in rural Ohio inventing ghost stories. Hieber graduated with a BFA in Theatre and a focus in the Victorian Era...

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