Michael Coorlim is the Chicago-based author of the Galvanic Century steampunk and Shadow Decade science fiction novels, and we are thrilled to have him as a guest author at the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition!

In his spare time he produces the interview podcast Working Class Creatives, and develops and designs both computer and tabletop roleplaying games. He is co-founder of the Burning Brigid Media production company, and co-produces their Parsec Award finalist audio drama podcast Synesthesia Theatre. In his spare time he likes to cook, bake, and connect with his fans over social media. His work has been nominated for the Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago” award, and he was a finalist for their 2017 “Best Chicago Novelist.”

Learn more about Michael Coorlim at MCoorlim.com 

Get Involved

There are many ways that you can be a part of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition. We have a few spots left in the vendor hall, Artists’ Alley, and Authors’ Alley; to learn more click HERE. Or perhaps you would like to share your knowledge and present a panel or workshop? In addition to Steampunk programming, we are also looking for experts in Dieselpunk, Victorian Gothic, Doctor Who, Lolita, and other retro-futuristic related topics. If you would like to submit a proposal to present, please click HERE to learn more. And of course, we are always looking for Volunteers to help run the Exposition; a convention is only as strong as its team of volunteers. So 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 . . .

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

. . . and more!

Chicago Steampunk Exposition