North Texas Mensa’s
Feast of Pleasures and Delights XXXVIII
Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, 2018
Join NTM as we embark on a new version of our Pleasures and Delights. We find ourselves at the geographic intersection of technology, innovation and education, and we are planning to incorporate these elements across our Regional Gathering. We are going hi-tech with our games, speakers, and events throughout the weekend.
We are not completely turning our backs on the old favorites. We will still have our great tastings and traditional game room, another speaker track covering an exciting, eclectic slate of speakers, and events for Mensans and guests of all ages. And Hospitality will serve up craft beers, wine, soft drinks and delicious snacks all weekend long.
We will be announcing new events as our plans develop. Being an area with such a high concentration of restaurants and bars, Addison is just crying for a Pub Crawl. And a Progressive Dinner, perhaps? Great Rotten Movies? And did someone say Escape Room? Cosplay?
Where: Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, 14901 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75254. This is the same hotel as last year. Room rate is $106 per night, which includes breakfast buffet for 2 each morning in the hotel restaurant. Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 or the hotel at (972) 661-2800 for reservations. Please ask for the American Mensa – North Texas Chapter room block. Sorry – No pets or smoking allowed.
Registration: The early registration rate is $50, which ends on August 31. Then the rate will be $60 until November 15th. Starting November 16th the rate will be $70, which will also be the walk-in rate. Children 0-5 years of age are free. Pre-teens (6–12 at time of RG) are ½ the regular registration price on the day they register. First-time attendees can register for half-price until August 31st. See registration form for day rates. Check, money order or credit cards are accepted. You can register by using this handy form and sending it to Kim Speed, Registrar, at 1048 Colleton Ln., Frisco, TX 75033 or Register Online here.
Tastings! Tastings! Tastings!
Fiery Foods Tasting will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. – Cost is $6 per ticket.
Beer Tasting will be on Friday at 4:30 p.m. – Cost is $6 per ticket.
Hard Sodas and Ciders Tasting will be on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. – Cost is $6 per ticket.
Wine Tasting will be on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. – Cost is $12 per ticket.
Japanese Whiskey Tasting will be on Thursday at 8 p.m. – Cost is $12 per ticket.
If demand warrants, the Whiskey Tasting may be repeated Sunday afternoon.
There will be no refunds on tasting tickets unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.
NOTE: We are sold out on some of the tastings, but the registration software is not, at the moment, showing that correctly. If you can't check off the tastings you want to attend, as at the rgistration desk when you check in, ?There are always some people who change their minds, so there might be some tickets available at the last minute. We apologize for the inconvenience.