Fae at the 1893 World’s Fair

Each year the Chicago Steampunk Exposition hosts a Special Exhibit that sets the underlying “theme” for that year’s convention; for 2023 our special exhibit will be “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Fantastic Discovery of the Fae World.” This exhibit will feature art, relics, and other items of interest collected around the Fae Academia following Doyle and his father establishing diplomatic contact with the Fae territories. The Exposition will celebrate the many cultures, achievements, and art of Faekind, and be joined by ambassadors and representatives of these magical realms as we welcome them to Chicago. In many ways this will be like Carnival Row, but unlike the Republic of the Burgue, Chicago embraces diversity and multicultural exchanges.

What to Expect at the Exposition?

The Chicago Steampunk Exposition offers a family friendly Program filled with entertainment, exhibits, vendors, presenters, games, and much more.

For 2023 our Guests of Honor include Gail Carriger, S.J. Tucker, Leanna Renee Hieber, Frenchy & the Punk, and more. 

Latest News & Updates

Ten Weeks until the Exposition

Ten Weeks until the Exposition

One more week from now and we shall be down to single digits for our countdown to the return of the Exposition, Chicago's LARGEST ever Steampunk event! This week we completed the first draft of the schedule and are running it by presenters to make sure that all runs...

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11 Weeks until the Exposition

11 Weeks until the Exposition

Eleven more weeks until the return of the Exposition, and each week something new is added to the program, the exhibitors, and all sorts of things for your steam powered amusement this April! This week were thrilled to add the following exhibitors to our halls:...

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12 Weeks until the Exposition

12 Weeks until the Exposition

We are now just 12 weeks away from the return of the Exposition, and while so much has already been added to the Program, and we have such an extensive list of Exhibitors, there is still EVEN MORE that is being added in the next few weeks. We plan to have the schedule...

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