The 1893 Exposition &
the Shadow of Nosferatu
The Chicago Steampunk Exposition provides an imagination powered inter-dimensional time portal to an alternative 1893 Chicago Exposition! One filled with awe, wonder, science, and magic! This time we travel to July 1893 when the Exposition fell under the dark cloud of Victorian Gothic horrors, Penny Dreadfuls come to life, and the looming presence of the Dark Prince Nosferatu. Will you fight to protect the Exposition from the nightmare? Or will you join the forces of darkness?
Guest Author ~ Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher, author of the Cinder Spires Steampunk book series, and the Chicago based Dreden Files Urban Fantasy series, will be joining us in April 2024 as our literary guest of honor.
We will be adding more 2024 Guests of Honor soon.
Latest News & Updates
Lurking in the Shadows . . . Many plots and schemes are unfolding in the shadows of the Exposition, and very soon we shall be able to shed some light on all the delights and dangers that you can expect in April 2024! Exhibitor Updates We continue to announce the...read more
A Fortnight's Dream It's been a slow couple of slumbering weeks with the Exposition planning, but things are moving forward and we are working on making this next one the best Steampunk convention that Chicago has ever seen! This month, and future months, we shall...read more
The Mysterious House of Spades The 1893 Exposition drew more than 27 million people over the course of its six month run . . . with that many people passing through one spot it was a prime target for pickpockets, scam artists, and other unsavory types. Many of you...read more