Winnipeg is a sister-city with Chendu, China. This is the first time the World Science Fiction Convention and North American Science Fiction Convention have been held in sister cities in the same year.

Comparing the two sister cities:

Chengdu pandas eating, By Hyjk2000 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Polar Bears, credit: Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Polar bears!
Population 20,000,000Population 834,000
Capital of Sichuan ProvinceCapital of Manitoba Province
Chengdu Worldcon 2023 Logo
16-20 August, 2023
Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center
20-23 July 2023
Delta Hotels Winnipeg and the RBC Convention Centre

The dates for Pemmi-Con and Chengdu Worldcon are a month apart. It is not impossible to go to both!

The Indigenous Travel Fund provides First Nations and Metis members with the financial means to come to Pemmi-Con! We are trying our best to assist Indigenous people, from anywhere in the world, to come to our convention. We will not gatekeep who is Indigenous and who is not: the Fund is structured in such a way that Indigenous organizations will contact us to request funds for the individuals who they believe should be assisted to travel. There is a cap of $500 CAD per individual, so we can assist as many people as possible.

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