44 Weeks Until Symposium 2020

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The countdown to Symposium 2020 continues, and this week we continue our Admiral Profiles with the new leader of the Illinois Fleet . . . Admiral Dezoma!


Admiral Dezoma of the Illinois Fleet

Dr William Dezoma, the Admiral of the Illinois Fleet at the Symposium, is a man of mystery with a fine beard and mustache.

Many will recognize him from his prominent roles at other conventions and festivals, but this March the Symposium also recognizes him as the galvanizing leader to rally Steampunks from Illinois to compete and celebrate together in the 2020 Steampunk Olympiad!

Additionally, William is the Manager of the Time & Space track at the Chicago Steampunk Exposition this September, overseeing the “timey wimey wibbly wobbly” programming that explores the more science fiction elements of Steampunk such as John Carter of Mars, The Time Machine, and of course Doctor Who.

Dezoma’s message to the Steampunks of Illinois is “Let us gather together and build a community for the future and celebrate our past. But we should do that now!

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the Steampunk Olympiad and the exciting changes that we are making for the 2020 Symposium!


Get Involved

We are currently taking applications for exhibitors and presenters:

Also, we are working on changing our ticketing system, so at this time pre-reg for Symposium 2020 is not yet open . . . but when it does open later this month there will be a special offer for the first week that it is available 😉


Hotel Block

Rooms start at $95/night (plus tax & fees) for doubles and kings, and (depending on availability) there are a range of suites from $139/night (plus tax & fees) to $190/night (plus tax & fees).

To book your rooms, call (513) 752-4400 or click on the links below. There are three blocks available to attendees:

  • General Block (code STS) –  General Block Link70% FULL (as of 5/23/19)
  • Quiet Friendly (code QBS) – Quiet Friendly Block LinkSOLD OUT
  • Noise Friendly (code NFS) – Noise Friendly Block Link – SOLD OUT

When booking online, please enter the correct arrival and departure dates, and then click Search.

Vendors, please note that there is a separate block for exhibitors to which rooms become available after vendor confirmation of being at Symposium 2020.


On the Horizon . . .

Details of our 2020 Author Guest of Honor, ticket sales open (hopefully), and more . . .