“The Valkyries of Vapor” ~

In the ongoing efforts to prepare the Exposition for the imminent vampire attack this April, we have recruited the charms and talents of Steampunk Xena. She will be performing on Thursday, April 11th, 2024 at the Exposition Hotel for a special reception for our early arrivals. Although the Exposition’s programming does not officially start until 4PM on Friday afternoon, we appreciate that many of you prefer to check to the hotel on Thursday. For those ladies and gentlemen, we are bringing together a handful of activities and amusements hosted in the Cyan Parlor and Pool Courtyard to begin the weekend’s camaraderie and fun. For more information about Steampunk Xena, see the link in Program Updates below.

Meanwhile, 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.

Program Updates

This week we continued adding details of our presentations, panels, workshops, and other activities to the Program Page . . .

Click here to see more of the 2024 Program

We are still looking for more speakers with knowledge of: Gothic Horror, Steampunk, Victoriana, costuming, maker arts, history, etc.

  • Chicago Steampunk Exposition is able offer Presenters a full weekend badge in exchange for two or more presentations (or relative equivalent).
  • Most sessions are required to be about 45 minutes in length; gaming sessions and certain workshops may require more time. If your session requires more time, please make a note in “Additional” box at the bottom of the form below to let us know.
  • If you would like to be part of the 2024 program and give a presentation, please CLICK HERE for our Presenter Application Form.

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!

Chicago Steampunk Exposition