Presented by Andre M. Mahdi

To go explore the 1893 Chicago Exposition is a great adventure, but to find a way avoid the crowds and still see all that it had to offer was almost impossible for one day. If you want a few shortcuts, hints, and even some lost gems come join us as we sojourn among the stucco, plaster, and cement covered buildings. We may even get some of the stranger history things like art made of fruit, buildings that almost weren’t, and a ship that was sailed from Norway across the ocean and through the great lakes.

Andre Mahdi is currently a docent at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago, helping to shape young minds. He has a drive for research, fact based discussion, and has attempted to be unbiased. All of which are surprising hard to maintain. Andre has presented on the likes of the history of steampunk, Nikola Tesla, and even run games for John Wick Presents at GenCon. He enjoys telling tales enough and is an avid game master, who takes adventurers into the depths of their own imagination.


Chicago Steampunk Exposition