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Chicago Steampunk Society

Chicago Steampunk Society is the collective for all groups, individuals, crews, teams and rogues in the Chicagoland area.

Location: Chicago
Members: 156
Latest Activity: Mar 24

Steampunk Chicago

What, pray tell, is Steampunk Chicago?

At Steampunk Chicago, we are diligently working to create an inspiring outlet for steampunk creatives and thinkers based in Chicago and worldwide. We are a portal to Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Holmsian and Dickensian goings on within the Chicagoland area as well as greater national Steampunk events.

Discussion Forum

Seeking central/western Illinois members...

Started by Brian S. Dennison. Last reply by Melanie M. Wander Oct 11, 2014. 16 Replies

 If anyone is/knows of fellow members in central (hour west of Chicago) or western Illinois, please contact me through this mail or facebook. It's awful lonely out here in the nether region.Continue

Lake County Illinois steam folks...

Started by Mary Suzanne. Last reply by Melanie M. Wander Aug 31, 2014. 8 Replies

This is just a general thread for folks that are closer to the Wisconsin/Illinois border, like me. Or perhaps you're close to the East side of the McHenry county border. Feel free to say hi.Continue

Chicago Based Kickstarter__SteamPunk Playing Cards: Visions of Class Strife

Started by Kewii the Tinkerer Apr 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Greetings! I have launched a kickstarter project and would like some feedback! …Continue

Steampunk Author Jean-Christophe Valtat Reads from Auroarama September 22

Started by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) Sep 12, 2010. 0 Replies

French steampunk author Jean-Christophe Valtat will be reading from his new novel "Aurorama" on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 pm, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave., Chicago.Revolt is brewing in the…Continue

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Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on March 24, 2015 at 2:18pm
Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on January 20, 2015 at 11:44am

February Steampunk Tea Time

February 7, 3pm-6pm

Geek Bar Beta, 1941 W North Ave, Chicago, IL


10% off if you dress up!

Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on January 13, 2015 at 11:14am
Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on January 4, 2015 at 7:24am

The December Steampunk Tea Time at Geek Bar is becoming a monthly event. The next tea will be on January 17, 3pm to 6pm.

Put on your best steampunk finery and join us for tea and biscuits available for order! Vegan and gluten-free options will be offered, as well as a special cocktail! 10% off for cosplayers!

Geek Bar
1941 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Comment by White City Rippers on December 19, 2014 at 2:42pm

Steampunk Tea at the Geek bar on 12/20!

Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 5:08pm

            Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #19:

"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:46pm

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #18:

                      Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

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Comment by White City Rippers on October 8, 2013 at 6:24pm
Comment by Nonne on August 8, 2013 at 8:16am

We'd like to invite our Chicago-area steampunk friends to climb aboard the airship on Saturday, Aug 31 when BoneWhiskey performs  at Alibi in beautiful St. Charles, IL.  8pm showtime!  Learn more at

Comment by Kewii the Tinkerer on April 3, 2013 at 5:22pm

Greetings Chicago! 

Check out this Steampunk Card Deck, Buttons and Tea!


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