20 weeks remain until the doors of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition open for a weekend of retro-futuristic fun for all ages. In addition to Steampunk programming, the Exposition also offers other delights such as the Dieselpunk Vault, the Gothic Parlour, the Time & Space track, Maker workshops, gaming rooms, Writers’ conference, and more!

Special Events

This week we added details about Convention Foam Fighting who will be joining us this September. Convention Foam Fighting is a boffer combat event. Combatants engage each other in battle with foam-padded boffer weapons and equipment. Click HERE to learn more.

Exposition Exhibitors

We continued our series of feature articles on the wide array of vendors, artists, authors, and exhibitors whom you shall find at the Chicago Steampunk Exposition.

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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.

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

This month we are having a special event for our Volunteers to help run the Exposition; a convention is only as strong as its team of volunteers. 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.

Upcoming Posts . . .

Next month we will have details and tickets for special events such as the High Teas, the Burnham Banquet, the Midway Masquerade, and more!

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