This past week or so, we moved the Entertainment programming forward in a number of different ways. Both Vourteque (pictured above) and our Sound Engineer Timothy Lawrence conducted their site inspections of what will be the main stage of the Exposition in the LaSalle Ballroom. Plans are afoot with Vourteque for some great tunes and thrilling sights at the Midway Masquerade on Saturday, September 28th, and Lawrence is hard at work to make sure that all the bands and music sounds fantastic! 

Recently we held a poll on the Exposition’s Facebook Event Page for what bands and performers that you would like to see at the show, and overwhelming the number one choice was the legendary Professor Elemental . . . so we contacted him, but unfortunately he not available that weekend, however, he has expressed enthusiasm at playing the Chicago Steampunk Exposition another year! Meanwhile work continues to add some amazing acts to the Entertainment line up.

This week, we also welcomed Patricia Marie-Lucille Bily to the Exposition team; she will be working as the Con-Ops Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator.

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