The 15th North American Science Fiction Convention, 20-23 July 2023
Delta Hotels Winnipeg and the RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Progress Report Zero (spelled with a “zed” not a “zee”)
We acknowledge we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations.
We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.
We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.
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
July 20-23, 2023
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue
Canada R3C 3J3
Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue
Canada R3C 3J2
A joining of the Assiniboine River (flowing West to East) into the Red River (which flows from South to North), people have gathered here to trade, talk, and entertain each other for hundreds, nay, thousands of years. Competing trading forts grew up on both sides of the Red River at this waterway junction, and a city has grown around it. There is a long standing tradition of many different peoples coming together here. From Somalian cuisine, to Ukrainian dance troupes, to Indigenous hoop dancers, we celebrate the many cultures of the wonderful mosaic that is Winnipeg. We look forward to showing you all the wonderful attractions of Winnipeg when we host the 2023 NASFiC. We appreciate your vote!
We would like to thank Tourism Winnipeg for the use of their stunning photos!
The North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) is held in years when the World Science Fiction Convention is held outside of North America. Because the 2023 Worldcon will be held in Chengdu, there will also be a NASFiC that year. The site for the 2023 NASFiC was selected by a vote of the members of the 2022 Worldcon, Chicon 8.
“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC”, “Hugo Award”, the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.
Pemmi-con is sponsored by Cansmof.