It’s finally 2019, the first year of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition! There are now 38 weeks left . . . so what’s new?

Wednesday we met onsite at the Westin O’Hare with Chicago theatrical troupe Terra Mysterium who will be presenting an original Steampunk play in the hotel’s amphitheater (pictured left) at the Exposition this September.

The play, however, is more than just a performance, as it will also be a part of an interactive mystery game that will run throughout the weekend of the Exposition.

This week we added a new crew member to the programming team. Keith Kaye, widely known in the Steampunk Community for his corset and clothing store The Artifixer and his leadership of Chicagoland Steampunk Society has been recruited to help run the Gothic Parlour track at the Exposition. Kaye is also highly regarded for his roles in the Chicago Vampire LARPing community, so his interests in the darker side of Victoriana make him well suited for this track.

Get Involved

We invite you join us to Vend, to Present, and to Volunteer at the convention.

If you have not done so already, please RSVP to the actual Chicago Steampunk Exposition Event Page HERE to help keep you up to date on all the latest Expo news.

Hotel Rooms

Staying in Chicago can be expensive, but we have managed to secure discounted rooms at the Westin O’Hare Hotel starting at $129 per night (plus taxes & fees)

Suites are also available for $179 per night (plus taxes & fees)

Links are coming soon, and we shall post them as soon as the hotel has them finalized, but in the meantime you can book your rooms by calling (800) 937-8461 or (847) 698-6000 and requesting the Steampunk Block when giving the dates of your reservation.

If you are planning on vending at the Exposition, we have a separate block of rooms reserved for you. Upon acceptance to the show and settlement of vendor fees, details and instructions for booking a room in the Vendor Block will be emailed to you.


Upcoming Posts . . .

  • More booking details for the hotel block
  • Sneak peaks for Special Events
  • Tour of the Exposition venue

. . . and more!