Welcome to Pemmi-Con!

Pemmi-Con is the 15th NASFiC (North American Science Fiction Convention) and the first NASFiC in Canada.

Writers, artists, scientists, makers, costumers, and fans, from all over North America and the world, will be coming to Winnipeg for Pemmi-Con.

Pemmi-Con will celebrate and discuss science fiction and the fantastic in all forms. As the first Canadian NASFiC, Pemmi-Con will showcase First Nations, Metis, and Canadian fantasy and science fiction. Check out our exciting lineup of diverse and talented Guests of Honour.

Pemmi-Con Guests of Honour: Philip John Currie, Julie E. Czerneda, George Freeman, Tanya Huff (Toastmaster), John Mansfield, Waubgeshig Rice, Nisi Shawl, Lorna Toolis, katherena vermette
Winnipeg sign with Canadian Museum of Human Rights in the background

Pemmi-Con is in a great location in downtown Winnipeg, with many shops and restaurants, a spacious convention centre, a skywalk system, and world-class museums and galleries. Winnipeg is culturally diverse, with over 100 languages spoken.

The last time a World Science Fiction Society event was in Winnipeg was in 1994. Next year the NASFiC will be in another North American city, to be voted at Pemmi-Con. Join now and make sure you don’t miss Pemmi-Con when it happens just this one time.

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From the Chairs

Thank you for entrusting us with the task of delivering a NASFiC to remember, the first hosted outside of the U.S. We are proud to welcome you to Canada’s heart: Winnipeg. Science Fiction has always been a mosaic of styles and types: alternate history, mystery, future worlds, apocalyptic, fantastic, military… and Canada has always been a mosaic of peoples from many parts of the globe. Pemmi-Con hopes to show you the mosaic that is First Nations, Metis and Canadian Science Fiction. And, maybe, just maybe, we could do a programme on making pemmican: dried meat which would be traditionally bison but could be moose, caribou, deer and even beef, pounded and then mixed with an equal amount of melted fat, and various berries; how to keep your hunger at bay when on the hunt for new things.

— Robbie Bourget & Linda Ross-Mansfield, Co-Chairs

Pemmi-Con, the 15th North American Science Fiction Convention, is a literary science fiction and fantasy convention taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! For 2023 we’ll be celebrating First Nations and Metis contributions to the genre. In fact, three of our 10 guests are Indigenous!

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