We’ll have a wide selection of speakers and activities, including:
• Game theory
• The vindication of the wrongly convicted
• Spiritual wellness
• Governance of Allegheny county
• How to deal with an active shooter situation
Our games library will include a wide selection, from simple party games to complicated strategy games. The game room will be open all weekend!
We will have tournaments and scheduled games for:
• Double Deck Cancellation Hearts
• And there will be more!
Plus an open game room ALL weekend!
We will have workshops on:
• Mah Jong
We will have a book, DVD, and CD sale. Please bring any books, DVDs, or CDs you would like to donate. We will also have a silent auction. Both will benefit the WPAM scholarship fund.
We will show a Pittsburgh-related movie every evening.
We will have activities of particular interest to youth.
On Friday evening, we will have a series of ice breakers and fun activities, as well as an ice cream social.
On Saturday morning, your non-Mensan friends can take the Mensa test.
We will have a panel discussion with several Mensan published authors. Afterwards the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.
Gilbert & Sullivan: This consists of two phases: a “rehearsal” and a performance.
Kelly Wagner will provide scripts and sheet music for a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, bringing enough copies for main roles and a few chorus members. Kelly will also bring a basic musical instrument to help people find their singing range and preferred key. Some editing of the script and songs will be done ahead of time, to reduce the length of the play to around an hour. The rehearsal phase will be to choose roles, hand out parts, check singing voices, figure out bits of staging, and practice reading a few lines.
The performance phase, will be a very lightly staged, lightly acted reading of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. (Reading = scripts still in hand, no need to memorize lines.) All attendees of the RG will be invited to see the performance.
We will reprise Design your Own Trivia, which was a crowd pleaser in previous years. Those who participate will be placed in teams of five members. Two teams will compete in each round. Teams will prepare by coming up with five trivia questions. It’s alright to use electronic media to create the questions, and you can even prepare questions ahead of time (but keep them to yourself because you don’t know who will be on your team). Then each team will alternate asking another team questions. A point will be awarded for each correct answer. However, in each round one team will also be awarded a point by the audience for the team that had the best questions, so making your questions too difficult, easy, or obscure could count against you.
On Saturday evening we will have Karaoke.
On Sunday staff from the Pittsburgh Zoo will visit the RG with live animals!
Everyone who comes to the WPAM RG will receive a door prize drawing ticket in their registration packet. Additional tickets may be earned by volunteering to help at the RG. We have spectacular door prizes, including a free registration for next year’s WPAM RG.
Every attendee of at least 21 years of age will be issued tickets each evening for alcoholic beverages at the hotel bar.