As usual there will be many different programs available — so
many you’ll find it difficult to choose and wish you had a time machine so
you could attend all that interest you.
In addition to the multiple program track, there are tournaments, contests,
and 24-hour gaming.
This year expect new programs (most of the links give more details) as well
some returning favorites, and much more. Although programs
are subject to change,
this year’s topics include:
Program Booklet and the latest Programs At A Glance (PAAG) give you an idea of when many of the tournaments and programs have been
scheduled and helps you avoid volunteering during a time slot that may conflict
with something you wish to attend. As always, there may be last minutes changes due to cancellations
and/or conflicts. The printed PAAG at WeeM will always supersede the Program Booklet
schedule and we will do our best to keep the online PAAG in synch with the
on-site printed copy.
We will also offer the following traditional events:
There will be excursions for those who arrive early.
The Friday night costume party is one of the things that set Chicago
Area Mensa’s RG apart from all the others. Mensan grown-ups
take dressing up to a new level. Costumes range from fanciful to
funny to elaborate and elegant, but the thing for which Mensans are
best known are the pun and word-play costumes. In all of them,
Mensa-style creativity is obvious. Bring your costume, sense of
humor, and your wits, because our puns will keep you guessing and
giggling all night long. Make sure to consider this year's theme,
ripe for pun-filled humor! View our pictures
to see costumes from ’WeeMs past.
The kids costume parade will precede the adult
costumes as in past years to encourage more adults to attend and support
A photo id will be required for any adult picking up Pretentious Drinking
coupons. You will not be able to get them for other adults in your party.
The ID will also be required at the Pretentious Drinking event.
Liqueurs. The fancy stuff. Polished, cosmopolitan, perhaps even a bit
snooty. The stuff you graduate to from beer and wine. You’d like
to know more but, gosh, look at that price. What if that pricey potion
isn’t quite the palate pleaser you expected? Rejoice! As in years
past, you can sample some truly amazing liqueurs, and your
money’s no good here! We will supply a wide range of weird and
wonderful concoctions from around the world. You can determine which
you’d like to own, which should be left on the shelf, and which
you should give to your arch-nemesis as a thoughtful gift. Obviously,
you must be of legal drinking age to join us. Snobbish accents and
extended pinkies optional.
The return of the Photo Booth—this year it will be located near
Pretentious Drinking—where you can pose with friends wearing all
sorts of fun and silly props. You’ll be given a copy of your photos
as a keepsake. See some of last year’s
to get an idea of what to expect.
Werewolf of WeeM Tournament
For those under 21 but still awake at that late hour, in addition to the daily
version, we will offer a
special Werewolf tournament just for teens and tweens during the same
timeslot as Pretentious Drinking.
For those who are not of age or those who are of age but who
prefer not to indulge in alcohol, we will have a room set aside for
an improved version of last year’s
socializing without alcoholic lubrication event.
In honor of WeeM’s 40th anniversary, we’re featuring a selection of
items that also first hit the scene in 1975. Come Trick or Treat through our
40-year-old candy display! Have some 40-year-old breakfast! Relive the
40-year-old Pepsi Challenge! This event is ALCOHOL FREE, so anyone not wearing
an “under 21” badge should visit before partaking of Pretentious
Drinking and show us your PD ticket. (You can keep it.)
Please note: we aren’t serving a meal, just samples and sips, so
come for curiosity, not dinner.
We’ve also had requests
to bring back the Cookie Contest from previous years. If
you’re a local member or attendee interested in hosting or helping with that,
please let us know by contacting the volunteer coördinators
or our WeeM Chair.
Daylight Saving ends at 2 AM. Remember to reset your
clocks back. An extra hour before you have to get up — or better still —
an extra hour to stay up and party at WeeM!
Join us for a repeat of the Amazing Race for Mensans! Based upon the popular TV reality show,
teams of 2-4 competitors complete a variety of tasks, some cerebral, some lighthearted,
on their way to the final “Pit Stop” and victors’ bragging rights.
Our version is designed for all ages and activity levels, and is sure to be one of the
most memorable things you’ll do this weekend!
Also, you can access our archives to download the full program
booklet for previous years:
2007. (All are in PDF format.)
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