Mensa-style organizations: advice requested

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 02:05:25 MST

This is kinda off-topic; sorry. Replies should probably come direct to me,

I'm writing some fiction that involves a bunch of people many of whom
belong to an invented self-selected high-IQ sub-culture. I'm supposing its
intake is somewhat smarter than Mensa, by test. Anyone here been part of
such a group, and care to advise me on how it worked out? I'm especially
interested in possible parallels with science fiction fandom: do/did such
groups produce fanzines (these days presumably replaced by netzines and
lists, etc, but my setting is mostly at least a decade ago)? conventions?
masquerades? way more males than females? is there the sf tendency toward
fat and socially um challenged?


Damien Broderick

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