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World Steam Expo

The Premier Steampunk event of the Midwest.120 years in the making, we're striving to bring forth an event the likes the world has yet to witness.From special guests, unique programming, concerts, contests & more. We look forward to meeting you.

Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Members: 471
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2015

Be certain to join us again in 2012

Steampunk Spectacular - World Steam Expo 2012  Join us once in in 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan as we return again bigger and better over the end of May.  Also be sure to Register now to get our early-bird special and save on next year's event as this rate won't last long.

Discussion Forum

Things you would like to see.

Started by Arthur M. Geissler. Last reply by Captain Theo Latch Dec 29, 2011. 30 Replies

As stated above, there are many things that we have planned for the expo, but there's always so much more that can be done. If you have something that you would like to see, simply let us know. If…Continue

Event Schedule

Started by Luveday Tyreman. Last reply by Arthur M. Geissler May 24, 2011. 9 Replies

When will the event schedule be posted?  My husband and I are only able to attend Sunday and Monday, and knowing what the schedule is would really help us determine if it is worth it or not.  Is…Continue

Is it too early to ask about Expo 2011?

Started by Professor Benjamin Thrush. Last reply by Cpt. Theodore Edward Ursus Jan 25, 2011. 1 Reply

I sadly had to miss last year's Expo due to a previous commitment, but this year will be different, by gum! My main question is about Platinum registration: what exactly do the extra $80 buy for the…Continue

Steampunk Designs

Started by Nickel Children. Last reply by Ariane Wolfe aka Miss Skittles Jun 14, 2010. 13 Replies

Hello, my name is Mary Katherine Sisco and I am producing a shortSteampunk film called 'Nickel Children,' that will be shot during thefirst week of April.The director and I would like to get as many…Continue

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Comment by Kay Sturm on December 5, 2011 at 5:34pm

I want to register as a vendor - anyone know when that will be open?

Comment by Vespertine Nova Lark on December 5, 2011 at 2:14pm
World Steam is going to be here faster than we can imagine, so if you can't wait for all of the social & vending fun and you want to catch up with local Detroit, Michigan area Steampunks, you should come to Off The Beaten Path on December 11th for the Holiday Bizarre Bazaar!
Comment by Jaylee A. Faulkes on October 13, 2011 at 5:15pm
A popular book blogger and I are hosting a Steampunk Haiku contest on her blog! Entrants keep the copyrights, the winner will get a handmade pin from me, and other goodies from Rikki!
Please come and enter, the judging is done by the readers, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Comment by Santiago Dunbar on June 26, 2011 at 8:36am

Hello my friends! I am Santiago Dunbar, Captain of the merchant airskiff S.S. Beatrix. Me and my not-so-humble crew invite you to peruse our wares here at the "Steampunk Surplus". We scour the globe in search of rare and beautiful items for your purchase, especially medallions, awards, merits such as the "Seal of Tsinchow", the "Key to the City of Melbourne", and the "Griffin Preservation Award".


We also refurbish classic firearms such as the Hamilton Mk-II Blaster Caster and the Tannhauser "Matilda" Combination Rifle. Take a look when you have the chance, and may the wind be at your back!


Santiago Dunbar

Captain, S.S. Beatrix

Comment by Threnody on May 31, 2011 at 10:14pm
Quite enjoyed the Expo this year and hope to help out some next year.  It's fascinating to watch something new growing up.  Last year I'd only heard about it through a friend, finally got to experience it this year.  I can only see it getting better and better over time.
Comment by Professor Verdigris Wetware on May 31, 2011 at 6:55pm
Yes, a wonderful con.  Even bilocation skills would not have been enough; there were often three things I wanted to do at once.  Life, though, is like that (c.f. marriage).  It was well worth the 9-hour drive each way.  I only wish the website had updated more frequently.  I spent a few months worrying that I'd sent my registration fees into the aether.  The Facebook presence was not well-managed either.  I found myself directed to the 2010 page, and could not seem to get myself onto the 2011 one.  But, it all came together wonderfully well at the end.  Every performer was supurb, every panel was intelligent, the IAPS and Aegis displayed boundless energy and skill.  For my job, I am forced to accumulate 3 annual credit hours in multiculturalism.  Invariably, this has been a dreary task reminiscent of catechism; rote learning of catchphrases.  The Multiculturalism in Steampunk panel was graceful, intelligent, moving, and informative for me, and still has me thinking.  I cannot thank the IAPS enough for this.  I am sorry Tartanic spent so much time being chased from place to place as they tried to play.  I could easily have listened to much more of them, though I could say the same of the rest of the bands.  I'll be listening for info about 2012.  Overall, a few minor quibbles, but an awesome production, prodigious efforts, and superb results.
Comment by Lady Sofia Michelle on May 31, 2011 at 2:56pm
I too, had a wonderful time at the Expo.  Unfortunately, the scheduling made it difficult to attend all the various things I was interested in but I still had an excellent experience and plan to attend again next year.
Comment by Professor Benjamin Thrush on May 31, 2011 at 9:18am
The Expo, what little of it I was able to attend, was truly smashing. I hope to join you for the full weekend next year. Well done, ladies and gentlemen. Well done indeed.
Comment by Vespertine Nova Lark on May 25, 2011 at 10:52pm

See you all at the World Steam Expo this year! Make sure you stop by The Spectra Nova's Booth and say Hello!

Detroit Steampunk : Haberdashery : Time Travel Keys : Elegant Adornments for Women : Hair Fascinators : Genuine Antiques & Watch Parts : The Spectra Nova

Comment by Vesper Amaranth on May 24, 2011 at 7:14am
I couldn't be more excited for this! I will so be looking forward to seeing all the different costumes and creativity on display, not to mention that pool party and Abney Park!

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