Share your interests
If you're a Mensan who loves sports, hiking, snowboarding, rafting, skating, running, biking, skydiving, you get the idea... This is the SIG for you! Join Active Ms to share ideas and experiences, and plan more active events for gatherings and local groups.
An online, Facebook-based group for mensans who fall outside of what is considered "normal" society: goth, punk, gypsy, steampunk, etc. You don't have to fit into any particular subgenre(s) to be a member; everyone is welcome.
Join this Poker SIG if you would like to discuss anything about poker. Discuss hand strategy, confess your favorite hand to play, vent your bad beats, or brag about your good reads.
Art Lovers SIG is a community of Mensans who love art. Open to fine artists as well as supporters of the arts, Art Lovers SIG offers the opportunity to network with investors in fine art, as well as emerging and established artists.
This online group is open to all persons diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, or other developmental disorders of similar nature. We also welcome anyone with any contact with such individuals (aspies or auties, as we call ourselves), or anyone who has questions or wants to learn more about us. We are a very supportive group of adult aspies and parents of aspies (mostly) who share our problems, goals, idiosyncrasies, and successes with each other, and ask for help and suggestions as needed. There is often lively discussion about ideas, especially as they pertain to Autism in general, as well as other topics of interest to us.
All aspects of astronomy/astrophysics from amateur observing (you can do real research) to theory and current topics in professional astronomy are covered in this free Web-and-email-based SIG.
If you have your feet on the ground and your heart in the air, join Mensans worldwide for online discussion about all aspects of aviation. From professional pilots to those who just enjoy the ride -- everyone is welcome!
For lovers and enthusiasts of the Bard of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Whether your interest in William Shakespeare is mere curiosity or fierce passion, Bardolatry is for you. Join us for a lively exchange of ideas on Shakespearean literature, performance, authorship, questions, and various other topics that have educated and entertained us for more than 400 years.
BLAMs (Blazingly Lightly Armed Mensans)
A non-political SIG for firearms enthusiasts.
For all Ms interested in the annual Burning Man event. Pool our collective creative resources for our SIG and Theme Camp; enjoy our own community in Black Rock City, Nevada. Life's too short to miss the Burning Man experience.
I have been a caregiver for a paralyzed wife for three years. I would like to share my caregiving experiences and learn what other Mensans have done.
Group for childfree adults, who are childfree by choice, not circumstance. Adoptive birthmothers, surrogate gestational carriers, abortion participants and genetic donors who are otherwise childfree are welcome. List topics are *not* restricted to Mensa and childfree issues. Whatever your reasons for being childfree, from worries about overpopulation to preferring adult company, you will find a refuge here!
We explore the world of chocolate in cooking and eating, in literature, in history, and in any other way we can. NL, electronic only.
Is your love for classical music inextinguishable? Do you think the 4-H Club is the Händel, Haydn, Holst and Honegger Society? Does your car horn play the fanfares from Janácek's Sinfonietta? Bravo! Let's discuss music, composers, performers, concerts, recordings, etc. Maestro newsletter, 6 - 10 per year: Free annual SIG dues for electronic version or US $5 for printed version.
For socializing with and encouraging fellow clergy of all faiths and maybe offering a shoulder to cry on. We won't necessarily debate theology, but will instead discuss topics unique to our calling, including those life-in-the-parsonage stories no one else would believe.
A discussion list for those who appreciate intellectual comedy, and perhaps some not-so-intellectual comedy. Post and discuss poetry, songs, books, short stories, improv, stand-up routines, etc. Discuss movies, television, news, comedians, anything that you find amusing, even each other.
A web based SIG for people interested in graphic design (print design, digital art, Photoshop, etc) and web design (html, css, php, etc). Members are encouraged to show their work, share tips and tutorials, and discuss all aspects of design on the forums.
For people with diabetes, their families and friends. We share diabetes news and the latest research along with personal experiences and support. Quarterly NL $6/yr hard copy, sample issue $1. E-subscription and e-samples, free.
Info and contacts for Esperanto, the easy-to-learn worldwide language of peace, friendship, and hope, with millions of speakers and thousands of clubs in over a hundred countries all over the world. Unlike national languages, Esperanto is politically neutral, has relatively few rules of grammar, and no exceptions. Released in 1887 as a result of deliberate planning, it's developed a living culture, like other natural languages, and a thriving literature, both original and translated from many sources.
Studies ways to use knowledge of human genetics and population in a democratic society. Using hypothetical populations to practice solving problems. U.S. dues $6. LSASE for info.
Free Staters SIG
This is a Mensans and friends of Mensans online special interest group (SIG) created to discuss volunteerism, activities, and other issues pertinent to the Free State Project (www.FreeStateProject.org). If you are interested in learning about or participating in the Free State Project, please join us!
Freed-M: Intelligent Liberty
Mensans tend to be a refreshingly and disproportionately independent, free-thinking, (lower-case) libertarian-leaning bunch. This group is intended as a relatively nonpartisan forum for the intelligent, reasoned discussion of liberty-related issues, and how to pursue an environment of philosophically honest and consistent, practical limited government (or better!), individual liberty and personal responsibility.
Log on to let other gardeners know how your garden grows, view photos of gardens and ask questions! All levels of gardeners are welcome.
All Mensans welcome. Contact us for information about membership, dues, online group, and AG activities and hospitality.
Gen-M BoomPlus SIG
Gen-M Boom Plus SIG Open to Mensans worldwide born in 1964 or earlier, the semi-official end of the Baby Boomer Era. We were one of the most dynamic generations ever, and we still are! We did peace marches, sit-ins, Woodstock, bra burnings, draft card burnings, wore flowers in our very long hair, wore colorful and imaginative clothing, played guitars, lived in communes, sampled every drug available, and brought about enormous change in the world. We are still a vibrant force, both in Mensa and in the world. Come join us to share both memories and current day experiences. The Plus signifies that anyone born before 1964 qualifies, Boomer generation or earlier. Email firstname.lastname@example.org join us on facebook – Gen-M Boom Plus.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. Meet Mensa members all over the world who like to Geocache. Discuss clever finds, solve puzzle caches, arrange Geocaching trips from gatherings and events, and more!
Global Risk Reduction
Global risks are risks to all humanity: extinction risk, and the risk of failure to reach our greatest potential. Small reductions in global risk are possible and have been accomplished. Subtracting even one in a million from extinction risk has an expected value (probability times value) of > 7 billion (Earth population) times 1/1,000,000 = 7,000 lives. Increasing our probability of colonizing the galaxy gives even larger numbers.
Preserve and observe American English usage, past, present, and future! Compare to other forms of English as well as other languages. Bring dictionaries and style books, although they won't have the final word. No dues, no NL.
Hi-Q Whovians America
This SIG is for American M's who are fans ("Whovians") of the long running British Sci-Fi television show, Doctor Who. Join us for vibrant discussion about the Doctor, his companions, and their 50+ years of adventures.
We are interested in Sherlock Holmes -- in books, movies, TV series. We have been recognized as a scion of the Baker Steet Irregulars.
This SIG is open to Mensans who homeschool their own gifted children, or anyone interested in homeschooling gifted children. This list is the discussion group. We advocate no particular method, and promote no religious viewpoint. All are welcome.
An online, Facebook-based group focused on bringing together equestrian enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you breed, train, show, ride, or just love horses, you'll find friends at HorseSIG. You don't have to have a horse to join; everyone welcome.
This SIG is for people who likes to talk, read and write about intelligence; Especially neglected intelligences who grew up without the recognition of being gifted, but any angle of the subject intelligence can be discussed.
Investment & Speculation
LISTSERV format (electronic only; no cost to join). Share info on investments, mainly stocks, funds, real estate, precious metals, collectibles, etc.
IQ (Intelligent Quilters)
A quilt guild for M's. All skill levels welcome. Six NLs per year include new techniques, challenges, book reviews and more. $8/yr, 2 yrs $16.
Thirty-eight years of friendly wit and gentle wisdom. Columns include letters from members, diabolical trivia, travel, recipes, and our famous auction. Recipe for enjoyment: Sprinkle with (yikes) feghoots and marinate with laughter. Sample $1, subscriptions for Mensans $9 in U.S.; $15 outside U.S. for 10 issues/yr, please send checks made to Isolated M/American Mensa.
An online SIG to connect Mensa knitters, crocheters, and other yarn/fiber lovers. This is a place to share pictures, patterns, tips, to ask questions or just chat.
M Parents of Babies (M-PoB)
This group is for Mensa mommies and daddies of babies (defined as younger than 24 months). This group is intended to be a place where you can trade stories, get or give advice, or just commiserate with other M parents. This group is currently Facebook-only.
Do you like to bead? Do you make jewelry with beads, wire, or other materials? M-Beaders is a place for those of us who make jewelry to share ideas, tips, resources, encouragement, pictures of our projects, to ask and answer questions, etc.
Whether your specialty is crème brulee or boiling water, join other Mensans in discussion of one of our favorite topics -- food and drink! Share recipes, learn new techniques, recommend favorite restaurants, and learn about nutrition. Get tips on making delicious dishes for yourself, family, or a roomful of guests. No dues.
A cozy, positive, on-line gathering place for lovers of good coffee, good conversation, good friends, or any combination of the above.
A group for those who enjoy reading - fiction, non-fiction, romance, action, fantasy, sci-fi, whatever! This group is designed to be international - so all members of Mensa are welcome.
M Show Business is a SIG designed to bring together in one group the most "intelligent" members of the Film and Television Production communities. Through a Yahoo group, members can seek and offer advice or guidance with regard to employment and career issues, as well as share experiences that will benefit other members. If you are in the business, whether in front of the camera, behind the camera, executive, above the line, below the line, established or breaking in, the purpose of this group is to unite the "top 2%" of us for the benefit of all. Discretion assured.
An online discussion group for individuals interested in improving their quality of life while healing and preserving the planet for future generations. Find alternatives to consumerism, ways to reduce your dependence on mainstream economics, happiness with fewer purchases, and other ways to live lightly on the earth. No dues.
Success takes a lot more than high IQ. Discuss goals, dreams, methods, tips, and more. Define success any way you wish: career, financial, physical, writing, personal, family, love, or just general quality of life. Learn how to develop the skills that, coupled with your intelligence, will make your dreams come true!
Many Conspiracies SIG (MC-SIG) offers a deeper look into conspiracy theories, to elicit the facts. The Many Conspiraces SIG Newsletter is electronically published four times a year. There are no dues. We offer a Facebook page; Many Conspiracies Special Interest Group.
The Martial Arts SIG provides a forum for the intelligent discussion of martial arts and provides networking opportunities for Mensans interested in martial arts. Practitioners, competitors, and enthusiasts of all styles are welcome. Please be prepared to provide your name, Mensa number, state of residence [or country of residence if not the U.S.A.], and name the martial art or martial arts that interest/s you.
Want to get a better understanding of military history and affairs? Thi sis the SIG for you! Quarterly NL $10 per year, sample printed issues $6.25.
A SIG for those who would like to explore ways to create tangible returns for the membership. Not limited to but focusing on financial gains that can be used to benefit the membership at large. Everything from banking and credit unions to investing and business opportunities. No idea is to small!!
Everybody loves classic American cars. They set the scene in media. They draw attention in parades and on stage. They represent ascendant America's glory days of mechanical competence, regulatory freedom, and unrestrained stylistic expression. Their history has far-reaching relevance to cultural and social life. Our goal is to share knowledge and present it so that all might be interested, for FREE! (I)
Mystery Book Swap
NL (4/yr), send $1.00 and SASE for sample NL and info. Each member sends and receives two paperback mystery books each month.
Needles and Threads
Needles and Threads is a group for all who have interests in needle crafts. We encourage members to participate in discussions on techniques, supplies, works in progress and completed projects. If you are just starting out or have been crafting for years, this is the place for you.
Charlie Chan, Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe -- those are just some of the stars from the Golden Age of detective fiction. This SIG celebrates such detectives and their methods, explores the history of the genre, and studies individual stories, characters, and authors. 32-page NL _Give Me That Old-Time Detection_ (3 issues/yr) $10 Mensans, $15 others. (If overseas, add $15 per year.) Sample $5
Organized in 1982 to offer a "safe haven" for discussion of all things having to do with psychic senses and the paranormal, our goal is to share in the investigation and use of our "sixth sense" and to understand, develop and refine our psychic potential. Now in our 31st year with approximately 500 members worldwide, we offer a periodic retreat as well as our e-mail/web site forum.
Patrick O'Brian SIG
Discussion of the writings of Patrick O'Brian, author of "The Best Historical Fiction Ever Written" per N.Y. Times Review of Books. Email email@example.com
Are you interested in meeting Mensans throughout the world? If so, the Postcard Pals SIG is for you. Most contact is by postcard through a pen pal type relationship but we also have informal gathering around the world, meet other members if they are traveling through our neck of the woods and have a Facebook Group to keep each other up to date with last minute updates.
For those love any kind of film - classics, current, adventure, romance, science fiction, documentary, music video, silent film, comedy, foreign, independent, musical. If it's on film, we'll discuss it!
RV and Camping
A comprehensive online community for RVers, tent campers, and other enthusiasts of outdoor recreational excursions, with messages posted about all aspects of the lifestyle.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
InterdiMENSionAl Journal $10 for 8 issues, (overseas $16), sample $2 (no SASE). The SIG has been in operation since 1976 and brings original literature and artwork, humor, reviews of movies, books, and TV, and discussions for the sci-fi/fantasy fan.
Monthly NL, The Armed M, $7 U.S., $10 foreign, free by email. Issues relating to the right to keep and bear arms.
A web based SIG for professionals, amateurs, or those just interested in photography. Members are encouraged to share their work and discuss all aspects of photography on the forums.
An online, forum-based group for Mensa members who are currently involved with or planning a startup business. Focus is on web-based or app-based businesses, but much of the discussions are applicable for startups of all types. Ask or answer questions related to either common or uncommon startup issues, such as marketing, employees, financing, technology and more. Help foster and build a network of intelligent entrepreneurs.
This SIG is for smart, adventurous, libertarian people who want to contribute new ideas and technologies so that we can build sustainable villages here to enjoy happier and easier lives and to eventually pioneer profitable colonies on new planets. Free membership to all sentient beings at: http://spacevanguard.blogspot.com/
Starving the Monkeys SIG
This is a private Mensans and friends of Mensans special interest group, spawned by reaction to Tom Baugh's book, "Starving the Monkeys", for people interested in meeting to brainstorm from the book concepts to implement their own practical projects, and then report here on their progress. This group is NOT for debaters - it is a group practicum for self-sufficiency projects. Please join with the understanding you will come to meetings to work your ideas, and forum discussion will focus on related, practical topics. Debating the principles of liberty or Libertarianism is covered by other forums. This is not a place for "Monkeys". However, monkeys working toward being "men" are very welcome. We're aware that process can take years. The book is required reading for meetings and forum participation. Please email the SIG owner for one of the limited copies if you can't find a library copy and don't wish to buy one.
Tech Careers SIG
This SIG is for anyone who is in a technical/information systems career or anyone who is interested in pursuing such a career. Discussions between Mensa members on education, certification, resumes, salaries, trends and more.
The M Cycling Club
A SIG for all Mensa cyclists. Whether you are a hardened century rider or a weekend warrior, a triathlete in training or a downhill daredevil please join us for discussions about equipment, events, nutrition and more.
TREKisM, the Star Trek SIG for Mensa, is back! Originally begun in April 1977, TREKisM became inactive in 1991, and despite the best of intentions has remained in limbo far too long. But now the original coordinator is back at the helm, Star Trek is still as popular as ever (a 12th film is in the works), and on September 8th fans celebrate the 47th anniversary of the series' premiere. Our first step is to finish newsletter #69, a quarterly digest-size 32-page issue. The anthologies will continue with TREKisM at Length X and XI. The mailing list is being updated, but we've already located 45 subscribers. Eventually we will be online, but for now we'll be using snail mail. No SASE or $ necessary for now, but stamp donations are appreciated. Please have patience as we build a staff so that more hands will make more progress. Contact Vel Jaeger at 1324 Stratford Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756
Venomous reptiles are a misunderstood and under-rated (and in some cases over-rated) feature of nature. We would like to share the importance of the ecological, historical, and spiritual influence these animals have. Captive care is an important contribution to this objective.
For Mensans who play World of Warcraft and their families. We consist of a WoW Guild on the Drak Thar'on server (Warcraft Mpire) and will build a SIG/Guild website in the future. Onward to Azeroth!
Interested in renewable energy, sustainability and cooperative living? Yearn for a life that's more grounded, more in touch with nature? Want to live where the future and the past intertwine, and enjoy the best of both? Ever want the RG to never end? Imagine the possibilities inherent in a full-time community of Ms, and then come join in the fun :-)