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
One Month until the Exposition!
Only ONE month left until the Chicago Steampunk Exposition opens its doors (and inter-dimensional time portals) to an alternative 1893 World's Columbian Exposition! We are so excited that after these tumultuous couple of years the convention has managed to survive and...read more
Five Weeks until the Exposition!
This week we featured many of the presentations from Leanna Renee Hieber (pictured above) and her creative business partner Thom Truelove; see Program Updates below for links to their presentations. We managed also to have the hotel expend the block rate booking...read more
Six Weeks until the Exposition!
We are just a month and a half away from a weekend of great Steampunk fun, but there is about one week left to book your room at the Exposition hotel as the discount rate cuts off on Sunday, March 12th, 2023. The discount room rates for the Chicago Steampunk...read more