Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! And all who define themselves! We are now just 24 weeks away from the opening of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition, which may seem far off, but September will be here in the blink of a steam powered ocular device! 

Exposition Exhibitors

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

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.


This month we started 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 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.


Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer

Unfortunately due to unforeseen troubles with international work visas, Mr. B will no longer be able to be part of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition this year, but we are hopeful for September 2020.

We do, however, have a BIG entertainment announcement coming up this week that will get many of you excited for September 2019.


Upcoming Posts . . .

  • Sneak peaks for Special Events
  • Tour of the Exposition venue

. . . and more!

Chicago Steampunk Exposition