Our BIG announcement this week is that the legendary Aurelio Voltaire (pictured above) will be joining us this September to headline our Entertainment line up. Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys, and we are thrilled to have him at the 2019 Exposition. Click HERE to read more.

Entertainment & Presentations

We also announced that Chicago theatre troupe Terra Mysterium (pictured left) will be performing an original play at the Exposition, and will be running an interactive game. Click HERE to read more.

We are currently building the schedule for the 2019 Chicago Steampunk Exposition, so if you are an expert on things Victorian or Steampunk and would like to present, please contact us soon by filling out our Presenter Application; please click HERE to learn more. In addition to Steampunk programming, we are also looking for experts in Dieselpunk, Victorian Gothic, Doctor Who, Lolita, and other retro-futuristic related topics.

Exposition Exhibitors

This week 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.

Edge of Time Jewelry

Spellbound Baths

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.

Exposition Crew

This month we also begin to coordinate 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.

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) 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 . . .

We shall bring you more details about Exhibitors, Presenters, special events, a tour of the venue, and more!

Chicago Steampunk Exposition