“Of Fans & Flowers” ~

While the central “Puzzle Path” for our Steam & Sorcery game will largely be based on clues available in the hallways and public spaces of the host hotel, there will be many bonus clues that are less easy to find and may only be available during a specific window of time. Certain panels and presentations on the Exposition Program will tie into the weekend’s immersive plot line and provide boons that will set you ahead of the other Smog Runners and investigators. The game itself, a game of shadows, operates on at least three different levels, the core investigation, the separate agendas of the four factions (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades), and the deeper conspiracy behind it all. Where will you find yourself caught in this web of mysteries?

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 . . .

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.

To see our full lists of confirmed Exhibitors, please visit . . .
Exhibitor applications are now open! 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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