“Happy New Year 1893!” ~

It’s a new year, whether it be 1893 or 2024, and we are now just 14 weeks away from the opening of the next Chicago Exposition! In these remaining weeks the countdown will intensify and before long we will be finishing edits to the program schedule.

There may be a few minor tweaks here and there, but the most part the second edition rules for our Steam & Sorcery LARP game are complete. For those unfamiliar with the game, it is a live action role playing (LARP) game mystery that immerses players in the weekend long storyline. It spans the whole hotel and places you as the central character in your story. During Opening Ceremonies (4/12/24 – 7PM on the main stage) “The Shadow of Nosferatu” mystery will be revealed . . . but who will step forward to solve it? A series of clues spread around the convention space, and interactions with a cast of characters, will lead you deeper and deeper into the investigation of Nosferatu’s plot against the Exposition. To play the game you will need a smart phone QR code reader, a handful of coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies), your wits, and your imagination.

Learn more buy clicking on the Steam & Sorcery link below:

On the subject of the LARP game, here is the latest clue card for April’s mystery . . .

These clues cards can be used in our immersive live action role-playing game (LARP) Steam & Sorcery; see below for details of the game. Click HERE for the previous clue cards.

Exhibitor Updates

We continue to announce the latest artists, exhibitors, and vendors joining us in April 2024. Click on the banners to learn more.

To see our full lists of confirmed Exhibitors, please visit . . .
We are still accepting applications for our Waiting List. Click Here to apply today!

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On the Horizon . . .
  • The Chicago Steampunk Exposition Film Festival
  • The Goblin King’s Masquerade
  • The Exposition Tea Parlor
  • . . . and more!

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