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!

Check out our “Ask the Librarian” booth! Our Ghost Guest of Honour is Lorna Toolis, former head librarian for 30 years at the Merril Collection, the premier SF&F research collection in the world! We hope to have free books for fans at the booth, so be sure to come pick up your next great read! And if you’ve got books that need a loving new home, please consider donating them to the Librarian booth!

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