15 weeks left to go the Chicago Steampunk Exposition . . . and this week our big announcement was that Chicago’s own Science Fiction based troupe Otherworld Theatre Company will be joining the Exposition’s Steampunk Theatre Festival with a Neo-Victorian inspired production to delight and entertain! 

We also saw the launch of our countdown pre-reg drawing, and on Monday (June 17th) we shall learn who is the first winner. One lucky person will win urban fantasy author D. Lieber‘s complete catalog! Each print book will be personally signed by the author. Click HERE to learn more.


Exposition Exhibitors

This week we have continued to feature some of our amazing vendors, authors, and artists whom you will find in the Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley, which is poised to be the BIGGEST collection of exhibitors at a Midwest Steampunk event!  

Click HERE to see our full line up of Vendors

Click HERE to see others in Artist Alley

As the weeks continue to countdown, we will bring you more profiles to highlight all the amazing things to see and buy at the Exposition. We do have a few spots left in the Exhibitor Hall and Artists’ Alley, so if you would like to apply please click HERE.

Book 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). 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 convention is only as strong as its team of volunteers. It takes a dedicated crew to build what could be the biggest Steampunk convention in the Midwest. Chicago has waited over a decade to have its own Steampunk convention, and now that dream is becoming a reality, but we need your help.

We need volunteers to crew positions such as the Registration Desk, Stage Crew, Exhibitor Hall Assistants, Room & Hall Monitors, and more. If you would like to join the crew, please click HERE to learn more and apply.

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 Exposition news.

On the Horizon . . .

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