We are now THREE MONTHS away from the opening of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition, a weekend in which you can step through the time portal of imagination and promenade through the walkways of alternative 1893. For those wishing to immerse themselves deeper into the storyline of this Exposition, we invite to solve the mystery of the “Missing Waters” case, to which another clue was added this week.

Pre-Register & Win Prizes!

In celebration of our final countdown to the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we are having a weekly drawing until the end of August, for all who have pre-registered for the convention. Click HERE for full details of the Pre-Reg Drawing.

This week, enter to win a couple tins of tea from Casting Whimsy Tea.

We make all our own recipes and blend our teas in our shop in Woodstock, IL. Enter to win Make It So, an Earl Grey blend with vanilla and lavender, and Turning Violet, an herbal blueberry blend. Did you catch the names? Stop by our booth to see how many blends you can name the reference in September!

All pre-reg tickets purchased for the Exposition by June 30th, 2019 will be entered into the drawing to win these tins of tea from Casting Whimsy Tea. We will announce the winner on Monday, July 1st, 2019, and also announce the next prize in our Countdown Drawing!

Exposition Exhibitors

This September explore the expansive collection of Artists, Exhibitors, and Vendors to be found in the Exposition Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley. A wide variety of wares await your discovery, and this week we previewed these vendors:

Click HERE to see our full line up of Vendors

Click HERE to see others in Artist Alley

As we draw closer to the Exposition, we shall bring you even more previews of what delights can be found in the Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley. There a few spots left in the Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley, so if you would like to apply please click HERE.

Book Your Hotel Rooms

The Westin O’Hare is a beautiful hotel, filled with all the elegance and charm befitting an event for your retro-futuristic fashions. As we draw closer to the Exposition, our hotel blocks are getting closer to being full, so be sure to secure your room booking soon. Rooms start at $129 per night (plus taxes & fees) for kings and doubles, and some suites are available.

CLICK HERE to book your rooms online, or call (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.

Join the Exposition Crew

A ship is only as strong as its crew, and a convention is only as strong as its team of volunteers. Chicago has waited many years to have its own Steampunk convention, and finally this dream is becoming a reality. We need wonderful volunteers dedicated to giving Chicago and the Steampunk Community an amazing weekend of retro-futuristic fun and adventure!

As an Exposition Volunteer you will recieve a Weekend Badge to the convention and other Crew benefits. Positions include: Registration Desk, Stage Crew, Exhibitor Hall Assistants, Room & Hall Monitors, and more. If you would like be part the Chicago Exposition Crew, please click HERE to learn more and apply.

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

On the Horizon . . .

We will have more details on the the Midway Masquerade, the Gaming Rooms, the Theatre Program, and more!

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