It's that time again... furry bowling time that is! Will WFS 12 be our WORLD RECORD breaking event for meetup attendance? That's up to you guys, but I'd love to see it happen! (current record is Delaware FurBowl 33, 206 attendees)
WFS 12 is now set for Saturday, March 23rd, with check-in beginning at 1:15pm. With 100+ bowlers to check in, this process will take about 45 minutes so expect bowling to start around 2pm.
*please note - this start time is an hour earlier than usual due to Kenmore needing the lanes back by 5pm for their weekly Saturday league.
Kenmore loves having us fuzzies and I'm happy to say is the permanent home of the WFS meet. They are once again giving us complimentary rental of their party room. I was actually able to secure the $7 price for one more WFS, but I was warned the price may have to go up $1 for the next one, but I'll do all I can to keep costs low. Although we're already getting an amazing deal, get in for cheap while you still can!
Everything will be the same as WFS 12 as far as the prize raffle goes, with individual drawings for each prize - that seemed to go very well last time and of course we'll have tons of "last chance" drawings so everyone has a chance to walk out with a nice gift from WFS 12!
Lots of AWESOME prizes (almost $300 worth) have already been purchased for the next raffle, but if anyone has any prizes to donate towards the raffle that is always greatly appreciated (most of the prize fund comes out-of-pocket, thanks to everyone that donates cash or prizes or buys extra raffle tickets - remember they are just $1 each!).
FUR THE RECORD and KITTY LOVES MONSTER to return (pending confirmation)!
The fine folks at FtR are very booked for the month of March, but they will try to send some of their crew down for WFS 12 to entertain all of you at the lanes! They were a great addition to WFS 10 and 11, and big thanks to them for all they do in support of the local furry community and keeping the beats going. I will keep everyone updated.
Kitty Loves Monster just announced that they WILL be back at WFS 12 and have a table set up to sell selections from their awesome product line.
DINNER LOCATION - Old Country Buffet, Lynnwood
This has worked exceptionally well for the last three meets and I have already reserved our FurLife group for a 5:30 dinner engagement. (one hour earlier than usual) The address is:
[masked]th St. SW, Lynnwood 98036
Once again I was able to secure an AWESOME group rate for us - just $12.95 includes the buffet, beverage bar, tax AND gratuity, about a 20% savings over the regular price.
I will have printed directions available at the meet to OCB from Kenmore Lanes, and the dinner will be pay-your-own - just tell the cashier you are with the FurLife group. They take cash and visa/mastercard.
Important: When you RSVP, please let me know whether or not you will be attending the dinner portion of the meet, so I can get a more accurate number of attendees to the restaurant as the date nears.
So here are the updated details:
When Furballs Strike 12
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2012
Location: Kenmore Lanes
Address: 7638 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028
Time: Meetup/check-in at 1:15 p.m., start bowling at 2pm (or as close to it as possible).
Cost: $7 flat-rate for two games of bowling, shoe rental and a raffle ticket.
Who: Any fur and everyfur! Bring a friend, or two... or three!
Kenmore is also fairly centrally located, less than 10 minutes from Lake City Way, 405, and is close to Edmonds, Shoreline, and a short jaunt from Seattle, Everett and the Eastside as well.
EDIT: I have made a thread on the forum regarding carpools and rideshares for attendees to organize carpooling to the meet and the dinner afterwards, go here: When Furballs Strike 12 rideshare/carpool thread
We will be meeting in Kenmore Lanes' huge meeting/banquet room which is just inside the automatic doors on the street side of the complex, near the lowest-numbered lanes. We will have the room stocked with plenty of tables, chairs, fans, and lots of water as well as a changing area for our fursuiters.
I (Kijani) will be there handling check-in. When you pay your bowling fee I will give you a lane assignment – if you want to be on a lane with somebody please let me know that at the time of check-in. We will be doing 5 bowlers per lane. If you need bowling shoes go to the front desk and tell the attendant you're with the FurLife group and your rental will be accounted for.
The bowling fee does not include food, but Kenmore Lanes has a full restaurant and bar for us to order from at our leisure. Please do not bring in any outside food or drink as this is against Kenmore's house policies.
Remember we will be going to Old Country Buffet at 5:30 p.m. for dinner.
Just like previous WFS meets, I will be giving out fun awards for high game in “classic” and “fursuit” divisions. We will also be running our prize raffle again with lots of fantastic gifts to give away for bowling with us at WFS!
We should be finishing up around 5:00, and I have set our dinner reservation at Old Country Buffet at 5:30 p.m. Also, Kenmore has been a great host for us in the past and was very kind in giving us this great deal and free use of the meeting room so please help clean up after yourselves. Let's try leave the place looking cleaner than when we came in!
Please RSVP as soon as you are reasonably sure you can attend so I can get a more accurate number of bowlers reported to Kenmore Lanes management.
Thanks so much and see everyone at When Furballs Strike 12! Any questions feel free to post here or shoot me an e-mail.
If this will be your first WFS meet or you would like to see what it's like and how insanely fun it is... check out these videos!
When Furballs Strike 11 - Nice turnout even in the midst of the holiday season and horrible weather!
When Furballs Strike 10 - Again obliterated our record, 177 attendees, approaching the world record! Can we get there???
When Furballs Strike 9 - Shattered our record again, 147 attendees and 48 fursuiters!
When Furballs Strike 8 - HUGE increase in turnout, 135 attendees and 100 bowlers, wow!
When Furballs Strike 7 - Great turnout, 33 suits, 82 attendees!
When Furballs Strike 6 - Another record, 39 fursuiters!
When Furballs Strike 5 - 95 total furs attended!