Snowball XLV - 2019!!!

Online registration is open!!! Register now!

Walk-ins are welcome at Snowball. Day rates available. Payment can be made by check (preferred), cash, or credit/debit cards (on your device).

NEW this year -- meals are NOT included with registration, but are available for an additional charge. Available until January 31, while supplies last.
Meals are Sold Out -- Please contact Registrar to be added to waitlist
We hope you'll join us for Friday Dinner ($15), Saturday Lunch ($10), and/or Saturday Dinner ($15). Learn more!
Breakfast will not be organized through Snowball. The hotel has a restaurant downstairs, as well as a Starbucks. There are also diners and other restaurants within close driving distance from the hotel.
Snacks and liquid refreshments will still be provided in Hospitality throughout the event. Snacks include chips, fresh veggies, cookies, candy—the likes of which you’ve seen at last Snowball. Beverages include water, coffee, tea, juice, beer and wine, etc.
Speakers, games room, Saturday night dance, testing, etc are not changing.
Special Guests - American Mensa Committee
The AMC will be meeting Saturday. See your American Mensa Committee in action! Be the first to know about policies that affect all American Mensans. All current Mensa members are welcome to attend and observe.
Saturday Night Gala Dance Party

Post Apocalyptic Unicorns!! It is some time in the near future and a nuclear war has left the planet drenched in radiation. The surviving animals have mutated into new species, the most dangerous being the unicorn: they're deranged with magic and they want to horn-shank any human they encounter as revenge for ravaging the planet. You are part of the collective of human survivors fighting to reclaim dominance on this world.

What the heck do I wear then?? Well, what would a unicorn-fighting apocalypse-surviving Mad-Max style person wear in this twisted rainbow sparkle wasteland? Parts of unicorns? Perhaps. Boots and goggles? Maybe. Use that patented Mensa imagination! Or, be normal. No pressure. This is an opportunity to bust out your cosplay gear if you're so inclined! I AM SO INCLINED.

Snowball Cancellation Policy
  • A $10 processing fee will be charged for cancellation and refund requests through January 31, 2019. Refund and cancellation requests received after January 31 will be reviewed case-by-case, based on circumstance and event viability. Contact Registrar.
  • After January 31 meals are transferable for 2019 only (e.g., Friday dinner from person A to person B).
Please note: All refunds requested after December 31 will be issued after Snowball.

Many hands make light work...

We are seeking volunteers for Hospitality, which includes light food prep and food running (not literally; we walk). As it also includes refreshing coffee and beverages, it does require some lifting and bending. We also need volunteers for Friday setup and Sunday breakdown at the hotel and storage unit. The storage unit is on a second-floor walk-up, and we're looking for people who have cars (the more cargo space, the better), and can carry items we need to transport.

Please contact Registrar if interested.

Thank you!


So far we have 229 registrants signed up for Snowball from 20 states, 1 district, and 1 foreign country! They are:
New Jersey, of course, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, as well as Washington, DC, and Canada!!

Register now!

Words to the Wise
  • Save a (plastic?) tree! --- bring and reuse your badge holder from last Snowball.
  • Snowball (registration, hospitality, and the games room) opens at 4:00 PM on Friday.
Hotel Rate
The room rate is $119 single/double, $129 triple, $139 quad -- only until our block of rooms is sold out.
Reservations: (732) 494-6200 -- Please mention: Central New Jersey Mensa or 210305MENS
Social Media
Snowball’s Community on Mensa Connect --
Snowball's Facebook Group (secret) -- please contact the webmistress to join:
Guests are always welcome - if registering separately, please have Mensan sponsor contact Registrar.
Snowball is only open to Mensans and their guests.
Multi-Media Swap -- Sunday Morning
Remember the old saying -- one man's unwanted media is another man's treasure. Bring your unwanted media (books, jigsaw puzzles, games, movies, CDs, video games, etc.) to swap for someone else's and go home feeling rich with your new treasure.
Craft Session -- Saturday Afternoon
Bring your favorite portable craft (it doesn't have to involve stitching) and join other crafters in a friendly event. Share your skills, learn a new trick or tip, or just relax and be creative.
We want your SOCKS! Saturday Afternoon

Operation Happy Sock creates and delivers catnip toys to homeless cats in animal shelters. At Snowball we will make these simple toys, called "Happy Socks," by putting catnip in the toe of an old sock and tying a knot at the ankle.

We welcome donated socks that meet these guidelines:

  • Clean – please run them through the washer first.
  • Any type of socks (sweat socks and fuzzy socks are terrific!) will work -- although thin synthetics or nylons may not be durable enough.
  • Any size (baby and kids’ sizes too) are welcome.
  • Even socks with holes are fine – we are experts at making a toy from almost any sock!

It’s time to clean out that sock drawer and admit that all those lone socks will probably never meet their mates again. Give 'em a second life as a Happy Sock!

Thank you on behalf of homeless cats everywhere!

Please note: This event will take place Saturday afternoon. At registration, we will have a box for sock donations, or better yet, bring your socks to Room 210 and make the toys yourself!

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