When Furballs Strike 12 - Fursuit bowling at Kenmore Lanes!

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

UPON ARRIVAL
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.

FOOD
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.

AFTERWARDS
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.

Kijani

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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!

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  • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

    was AWESOME! Like normal good seeing everyone <3

    April 1, 2013

  • Ermine N.

    I worked on this YouTube video of the event more than the video for the last bowling event. Not perfect, but I promised someone I had their wedding proposal caught on video, so I didn't want to wait too long on it. http://youtu.be/PRMaB5jOF_E

    March 31, 2013

  • T-Wolf

    couldnt go. didnt have a ride. which sucks cause i really wanted to go.

    March 26, 2013

  • Thadious J.

    This was my first EVER Furmeet!! It was the most fun I've had in a very long time :) Thank you everyone for making it a blast!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Nicodemus R.

    Myself and the family had a great time. Many squeaks of thanks to the organizers!

    March 23, 2013

    • mousepaws

      Squeeeeeeeeeeeak! . Great seeing you!!!

      March 24, 2013

    • Blaidd G.

      Were you the one with the little cub? I took a couple pictures, and I want to make sure I tag the right people. ^_^

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Eaite R.

    This was my first time fursuiting at a large event such as this. I had such a blast. Thanks to everyone that attended and made this meet succesful!

    March 25, 2013

    • Vessi

      It was nice meeting my first rat suiter ^..^ you're so cute!!

      March 25, 2013

    • CyanCoyote

      Cute suit.

      March 25, 2013

  • Ethos V.

    I enjoyed seeing all the great suiters and other fine furry folk, but I need to work on conversing with them more.

    March 25, 2013

  • Kijani L.

    Official attendance: 194, including 127 bowlers, smashed our meet record! We had over HALF of the largest bowling center in the Pacific Northwest rented out. :) You guys are the best, we'll get to 200 next time :) Fursuits, friends, great beats by FtR, bowling, booze, a marriage proposal, hundreds of dollars of prizes given away... what's not to love! Can't wait to put on the next one and hopefully a new world record.

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Kuhori

      Was so awesome! =D

      March 24, 2013

    • Iridescent S.

      I also didn't bowl and forgot to sign the attendance sheet

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Mortuest

    Had a blast! Lots of fun times and great friends

    March 25, 2013

  • Notch P.

    Well Kijani...the meet was awesome just as always!

    March 24, 2013

  • Kitty Loves M.

    Thanks for another great event!

    March 24, 2013

  • Azzy H.

    had such a good time best one yet ^^

    March 24, 2013

  • Alphapak

    Another amazing turnout! Thank you Kijani for organizing great events like this! :D
    I hope you see everyone at WFS13!

    March 24, 2013

  • Lucero

    I had so much fun:3 will definitely be going to the next ones!

    March 24, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    I come for 13. XIII. Will you going called it Friday the 13?

    March 24, 2013

  • Keeko

    Amazing as always! Can't wait for XIII!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Porc

    It was fun, but it makes me wish I had a fursuit. :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Kuhori

    Had an AMAZING time you all were so awesome! My friend from NC had a great time too thanks so much for welcoming her! I love all of you guys and miss you already! See you at WFS13!

    March 24, 2013

  • Vessi

    Had a blast cant wait for the next one!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Mix

    loved it as usual

    March 24, 2013

  • chen

    i should prob eat something before i go next time.. still enjoyed the time i spent with everyone.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jason (.

    Had an absolute blast!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Wren

    Had great music, good peoples, lots of art, and bowling. How could it go wrong? ^.^ Thanks again to Kijani for letting me propose to my mate. This fandom seriously hasbrought us closer and has brought the best out of me after being so negative for so long.

    4 · March 24, 2013

  • Darkk

    Great event as always! Fun seeing everyone again

    March 24, 2013

  • Wolf J L.

    Good. ^,,^

    March 24, 2013

  • mousepaws

    Cheers to whomever put Smarties and Nerds in my white bunny head. It was quite a pleasant surprise. hee hee hee.

    March 24, 2013

  • Raqoon

    Was lots of fun...thank-you's to everyone who put all the work into organizing the event.

    March 23, 2013

    • mousepaws

      *grunt grunt* Was lots of fun SEEING you again.

      March 24, 2013

  • mousepaws

    EXCELLENT Time. I think it was the best Furballs Strike I've been to. Thanks EVERYONE for the good times!

    March 24, 2013

  • Unicorn

    Congratulations to the newly engaged couple c: Hope you two are happy.

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Kaze The Husky (.

    It was so fun! I got to hug alot of nice people, ^-^ Thank you fur getting this meet together! <3

    March 23, 2013

  • Alex

    anyone get any videos of the dancing?

    March 23, 2013

  • j

    I had a blast! Thanks to Logan, Spud, and Noor for a fun lane, despite my bowling ability steadily declining over the course of the afternoon. It was nice meeting everyone.

    March 23, 2013

  • CyanCoyote

    Best meet I've gone to, quite a few eye candy suiters as well. (;

    March 23, 2013

  • Ian B.

    Had a hell of a lot of fun =D Met quite a lot of new people and really excited to go to more meet ups!

    March 23, 2013

  • Sailish Fox / Thunder O.

    I had an awesome time and got so many pictures taken. with my new camera. :) :)

    March 23, 2013

  • Tarian ".

    Wish I could have been there for the whole thing!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun seeing you in fun costumes and being so cool with us taking pics with yah. Gf and I had a great time just people watching. Ty for the pics and hugs <wink>

    March 23, 2013

  • Yu P.

    So much fun! I got a bunch of photos, met a bunch of cool fursuiters of whom I had only seen pictures before, and picked back up on my bowling skills. Cannot describe everything I did in words, so I will just say it was ~awesome.~

    March 23, 2013

  • Michael J F.

    See everyone at old country

    March 23, 2013

  • Tyler M (Trey B F.

    Just awesome as always. And I won a tail commission! Score! XD

    March 23, 2013

  • PandaParty

    If there was a nice way to puke I would definitely have filled a bucket. I had so much fun that I forgot to leave and now I am doomed to walk the lonely corridors of Kenmore lanes for eternity. P.s. fuck yeah chicken nachos.

    March 23, 2013

  • Wolf J L.

    ^,,^

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Wake The S.

    Can someone bring string and or long rubber bands?

    March 23, 2013

  • Thomas

    Sadly, lost my ride.. And I don't really think that I can manage to get myself out there on my own. >.<;

    March 23, 2013

  • Azzy H.

    So looking forward to this

    March 23, 2013

  • Arttimo V.

    Is anyone busing from downtown? My friend and I are going to take the 522 from 4th and Madison exactly at noon if you don't want to make the ride alone. :3

    March 23, 2013

  • Zeph

    YES, I'M GOING TO MAKE IT!!!

    March 23, 2013

  • Commander W.

    Commander her, I'll be here for sure!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My birthday girlfriend has to work tomorrow. <sigh> She works at a clinic, on call on weekends. See you all at 305ish 310ish. Depends how she feels, she might want to do the buffet thing. I will leave it up to her. Hope to exchange many hellos with fine ladies & gents. Fangs tacked in and hidden at first, we get scared and rattle easy. Haha

    March 22, 2013

  • sidetrak

    on my own. guests cancelled

    March 22, 2013

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