Welcome to the Chicago Steampunk Exposition!

Due the Covid19 Pandemic, the Chicago Steampunk Exposition will not occur during 2021, but will return for April 28th to May 1st, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg!

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 April 28th, 29th, 30th, & May 1st, 2022, the Chicago Steampunk Exposition brings it all together for a delightful weekend of Victorian mirth and magic!

What to Expect at the Expo?

The Chicago Steampunk Exposition 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

Exposition Postponed to April 2022

Exposition Postponed to April 2022

Even though April 2021 seems so far off, reports and projections indicate that Chicago and Illinois may well still be in Phase 4 of the state's Covid19 plan. During this phase, gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, and it will not be until Phase 5 that...

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52 Weeks Until Exposition 2021

52 Weeks Until Exposition 2021

The Grand Countdown to the next Chicago Steampunk Exposition has officially BEGUN! One year from now, in better times, we shall gather once more to celebrate everything that is fantastic about Steampunk and the people who like it. Program & Entertainment Our...

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Sights Set on 2021

Sights Set on 2021

There are many elements that go into the planning on a convention, but When and Where are certainly the foundations upon which the rest is built. After exploring various options currently available, we have decided that the best course of action is to wait patiently...

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