Just three and a half months left until the opening of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition . . . imagine yourself walking through the ghostly interdimensional shadows of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Picture all the wonderfully strange things to see and do, and all the elegantly eccentric ladies and gentlemen there to enjoy the future that neverwas . . . what wonders will you see?

Pre-Reg Drawing

Starting on Monday June 17th, this week’s Pre-Reg Drawing prize comes from The Gaming Goat Chicago with the donation of City of Gears AND Gearworks board games! Buy your tickets by June 23rd, 2019 and you will automatically be entered into the drawing to win the games. Click HERE to learn more.

This Monday (June 24th) we shall learn if you are the winner of these fine board games, and find out what the next prize will be in our 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 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.

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!