It's that time again... furry bowling time that is!
EDIT: Due to the date of this meet, we will be Halloween-themed! Feel free to accessorize your fursuit for the holiday (what's more fun than a costume for a costume?) or just show up in your Halloween best!
When Furballs Strike 14 - the LARGEST furry bowling meet on the West Coast - is now set for Saturday, October 26th, with check-in beginning at 1pm. With 100+ bowlers to check in, this process takes about an hour, so expect bowling to start around 2pm. Note this is one hour earlier than last time, in order to accommodate Kenmore Lanes' request to have their lanes back in time for their nightly leagues. The lanes will be shut off around 4:15.
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, and they will be extending the awesome $7 deal for one more WFS! Yaay!
Lots of AWESOME prizes 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!).
The process will remain the same as last time 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 for bowling with us!
KITTY LOVES MONSTER TO RETURN!
Local furry-themed fashion company KLM has confirmed that they will be at WFS 14 to sell a variety of items from shirts to their popular "bandanimals".
DINNER LOCATION - Old Country Buffet, Lynnwood
The dinner reservation is set for 5:30pm at OCB-Lynnwood. 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. Last time we even got a further discount (I believe the total charged was $12.05), but no guarantees they will do that again :p
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 14
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Location: Kenmore Lanes
Address: 7638 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028
Time: Meetup/check-in at 1 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 14 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 (about 15 minutes away) 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 14! 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 13 - 154 attendees, 56 fursuits, including a couple visitors from California!
When Furballs Strike 12 - Biggest turnout ever, 194 attendees, 62 fursuiters? It's a mini-con!
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!