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

36 Weeks until the Exposition

36 Weeks until the Exposition

We draw another week closer to the opening of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition and we are thrilled to reveal to the you our site's new look for 2019! Thanks to the web design work of Captain Quaestor (AKA Eduardo Miguel Questell) of the Chicagoland Steampunk...

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37 Weeks until the Exposition

37 Weeks until the Exposition

The countdown continues, and this week we have begun to add our confirmed Vendors and Artist Alley exhibitors to the site. We are very excited to have such wonderful merchants, artists, and authors team with us to bring you an amazing Steampunk weekend this September....

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38 Weeks until the Exposition

38 Weeks until the Exposition

It's finally 2019, the first year of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition! There are now 38 weeks left . . . so what's new? Wednesday we met onsite at the Westin O'Hare with Chicago theatrical troupe Terra Mysterium who will be presenting an original Steampunk play in the...

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