Just FOUR more weeks remain until the grand opening of the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition, and this week the schedule was published! There are still a few things that still need to be added, and there will be a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part, this is the schedule that you will experience at the end of September!
Pre-Register & Win Prizes!
In celebration of our final countdown to the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we are having a weekly drawing until the end of August, for all who have pre-registered for the convention. Click HERE for full details of the Pre-Reg Drawing. This week we have a pair of Weekend Tickets to the International Steampunk Symposium to give away as the last prize in this drawing.
All pre-reg tickets purchased for the Exposition by September 1st, 2019 will be entered into the drawing to win Weekend Tickets to the International Steampunk Symposium. We will announce the winners on Monday, September 2nd, 2019.
Presentations & Workshops
This week we featured several panels and workshops that will part of the Exposition program this September. Click on the presentation title to learn more.
- A Very Steampunk Christmas
- BOUTONNIERE GEAR – hand sewn
- H.H. Holmes: Beyond The Devil in the White City
- Keeping the Punk in Steampunk
- The Island of Dr. Moreau, performed by Moebius Theatre
- The Steam-Powered Pen
- Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting
- Morbid Storytime With the Sexton
Later this month we will be publishing the full schedule for Exposition 2019, but in the meantime CLICK HERE to see full list thus far of panels, workshops, performances, and activities that are lined up for September 27th to 29th, 2019.
The Exhibitor Hall is full, but if you would like to be added to our Waiting List please click HERE.
One Week Left to Book Your Rooms
The Westin O’Hare is a beautiful hotel, filled with all the elegance and charm befitting an event for your retro-futuristic fashions. As we draw closer to the Exposition, our hotel blocks are getting closer to being full, so be sure to secure your room booking soon. Rooms start at $129 per night (plus taxes & fees) for kings and doubles, and some suites are available. Discount rates at the Westin O’hare are only available until Friday, September 6th, 2019 so don’t delay in booking your room at the Exposition!
. . . 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.
Join the Exposition Crew
A ship is only as strong as its crew, and a convention is only as strong as its team of volunteers. Chicago has waited many years to have its own Steampunk convention, and finally this dream is becoming a reality. We need wonderful volunteers dedicated to giving Chicago and the Steampunk Community an amazing weekend of retro-futuristic fun and adventure! As an Exposition Volunteer you will recieve a Weekend Badge to the convention and other Crew benefits. Positions include: Registration Desk, Stage Crew, Exhibitor Hall Assistants, Room & Hall Monitors, and more. If you would like be part the Chicago Exposition Crew, please click HERE to learn more and apply. If you have not done so already, please RSVP to the actual Chicago Steampunk Exposition Facebook Event Page HERE to help keep you up to date on all the latest Exposition news
On the Horizon . . .
If it’s not highlighted on the Schedule, then that’s what we’ll have updates on in the coming weeks 🙂