When Furballs Strike 14 - Fursuit bowling at Kenmore Lanes!

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

 

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 (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.

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 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!

 

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  • Ermine N.

    If anyone still cares, here's my video of the event: http://youtu.be/v5Zl3F5vUO0­ (What I may lack in timeliness, I'm making up in further education in video editing.)

    November 17, 2013

  • Fay

    Had a fun time, but I was way too shy and nervous to really talk to anyone ;w;

    October 26, 2013

    • Fay

      Alirght, I'll look you up ^^

      October 30, 2013

    • Fay

      I went bowling, but the whole family came so we were all a team together x3 Next time I think I won't go bowling, I think it made it harder to talk to people because I was playing as well owo

      October 30, 2013

  • Conqure

    Thanks for the great time. First time, and defiantly not the last time out with Furlife.

    October 28, 2013

  • Ermine N.

    Due to the double booking, we didn't have a separate headless lounge and raffle room this time; it was all in one place. Two young women walked in and complained, "It smells like men!" Well, you can't please everyone.

    October 28, 2013

  • Timberwolf

    My first fur meet, ever! Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming, I had a great time!

    October 28, 2013

  • Helix

    AMAZING! First big fur life event I went to! Tons of fun^^

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Airless

      It was my first one too! ^,=,^

      October 28, 2013

  • Kuhori

    Made a video from the event! Had a total blast and we miss you all!
    http://youtu.be/7m4BU5zQmkk­
    (Video will not play on mobile devices because Youtube sucks.)

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Darkk

    Great fun as always; awesome group with which to hang out

    October 28, 2013

  • Mortuest

    Had tons of fun this time as every time. Met a lot of cool new people and got to use my new fursuit head :)

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Iridescent S.

    A fun time once again with the animal people. Like several other people have said, music would've been all that much better, but it was still an all-around good time. It was great to see you all again and I'm excited for the next one, whenever that'll be :3

    October 27, 2013

  • Azzy H.

    Had an awesome time wish there had been music but otherwise everything was great it was good seeing everyone

    October 27, 2013

  • Vince

    Lots of fun, wish there was more music. But I can't complain, I got to fursuit.

    October 27, 2013

  • Carma/Stella

    Oh I had lots of fun. I even got a surprise visit, a few of my non furry neighbors came to watch and they loved it. 3 more people now know furries are better than what the media makes us out to be. I met many more new furry friends and got lots of good comments on the cow head I made, I feel humbled knowing I'm supported in my crafting, thank you guys. And last but not least I won the purple fusuit collar made by Matricies! So freaking awesome! Can't wait for WFS15!

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • Wake The S.

    I had a blast :3 I'm glad we were able to make things work out when the Kenmore staff screwed up the scheduling

    October 26, 2013

    • Hex

      Wake you were awesome. Thanks for hanging out with us on our lane for a while.

      October 27, 2013

    • Wake The S.

      No prawb ^^

      October 27, 2013

  • Airless

    Woah! That was an intensely huge meet! My first ever fursuit bowling, and what a blast!

    I'm passing along the good vibes with a chance to win some art from me! http://www.furaffinity.net/jour...­

    October 26, 2013

    • Hex

      Airless! We need to get you some airtoys.

      October 27, 2013

  • Onnanoko

    Very enjoyable, I always like it a bit better when Fur the Record manages to make it, but I still had lots of fun.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Kuhori

    Even with the double booking I had a great time! Wish we had music, and the changing room was too small but I still had a fantastic time!

    October 26, 2013

  • CyanCoyote

    I was too late on bowling, so I just stood and watch. ):

    October 26, 2013

  • Sirocco

    Meetup was fantastic. Unfortunately there was a conflict and we got shoved into a room that was way too small for the people we had. Not our fault, though. Was tons of fun otherwise!

    October 26, 2013

  • shuga's h.

    PARTYHARDY

    October 26, 2013

  • Wake The S.

    Here early again xD this time some group of people have the break room probably till 12 or something

    October 26, 2013

  • Blaidd G.

    I forgot to mention this sooner. I have to work this morning. I'll show up and hang out, but I'll be a bit late.

    October 26, 2013

  • Saint J.

    Hope I can make it.

    October 26, 2013

  • Malystryxx

    I've just finished up some really cute Halloweeny bandanas for all you fursuiters who want to get in the spirit! Only $10, we'll see you there! http://twitter.yfrog.com/mn80tc...­

    October 25, 2013

    • Hex

      It'll be good to see you there Maly. :)

      October 25, 2013

  • Ank

    Have fun all. I can't attend. Just had 5 teeth removed yesterday.

    October 25, 2013

  • castaway2000

    I got a job were i don't work weekends! This will be the first time in a looooong time since I have had a weekend off and start coming to these events again! it will be a good change of pace! I look forward to seeing all the new face and meeting new people!

    October 25, 2013

    • Hex

      Me too!

      October 25, 2013

  • Sharako

    Hey, Is any one interested in playing any of the fallowing card games? Magic, Pokemon, Legend Of The 5 Rings, Management Material, Digimon

    I can't bowl but love card games. so just wondering what to bring.

    October 25, 2013

  • Blitz V.

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo­o so exited, first time taking my first suit out for a spin, give the green husky a hug when you see him :P

    October 24, 2013

  • Keeko

    Aww balls. I wont be able to make it, I work that day from 5-9. D:

    October 23, 2013

  • Kitty Loves M.

    We'll be at WFS again with a limited selection of our merch (mostly new things). If there's a specific shirt/bandana that you'd like to pick up, you can email us at [masked] and we'll have it waiting for you. See you there!

    October 23, 2013

  • Rukario71

    Heyas all,

    Sadly, I am going to have to backout of this event. I am going to be up in Canada over that weekend. I do look forward to the next one of these events, and I aim to attend that one.

    -Rukario

    October 23, 2013

  • DakotaWoozle

    Still plan on going, but I won't be bowling. Work is a bit too chaotic for me to be sure I'll be there long enough to get even one full game in.

    October 23, 2013

  • Fay

    Hopefully going to be able to go this time, just need a ride ;w; (already posted in the forum)
    This would be my first meet, so I don't really know anyone, but I will be suited up owo

    October 22, 2013

  • darter

    There is prolly gonna be a ton of new faces... my goodness it's been awhile...

    October 21, 2013

    • Hex

      It'll be good to see you again d.

      October 21, 2013

  • Penelope

    im going!!!! I dunno any body though :s

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Spyn

      What's your handle? Maybe you know people and ya just don't know it yet.

      October 21, 2013

  • Kit F.

    Hey all. Everyone make sure to check out the monster bash bonfire happening after bowling and ocb. It gonna be an awesome night of fire and musics ^-^

    2 · October 20, 2013

  • Blinx F.

    I haven't been to a meet up yet, do people wear badges and stuff?

    October 20, 2013

    • Kijani L.

      For this meet this size, many people do wear character badges. It's a good idea so people can learn your name more easily, and helps you meet new people and make some friends :)

      1 · October 20, 2013

    • Blinx F.

      Ok cool :D

      October 20, 2013

  • Vince

    I hope attendance goes up, it was much higher last time well before a week out.

    October 20, 2013

  • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

    will be trying to bring mai bat suit to this IF it arrives in time..

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Kit F.

    Bowling ^_^ I'm down!!!!

    October 16, 2013

  • Airless

    I've never been fursuit bowling before! This sounds super exciting! =D

    October 16, 2013

  • Keeroh

    This is gonna be awesome, can't wait to see all you guys! :3

    October 16, 2013

  • Koohii (.

    I'd love to go to this, if I can get a ride from someone in Bellingham or close to the border. Details in the rideshare thread. Please respond asap.

    October 16, 2013

  • Wolf J L.

    Am I missing something or do we not have to pre-pay/commit to bowling prior to showing up? I vaguely remember something like that last time but I've not actually bowled before the previous few times I've gone.

    October 15, 2013

    • Kijani L.

      Nope, all bowling fees (cash only) are paid at check-in. You are welcome to attend and not bowl, or decide to bowl once you get here.

      October 15, 2013

    • Blaidd G.

      Also, you might be getting confused with the RSVP. It is only asking if you want to show up. You don't have to RSVP. For this event only, it'll also ask if you wish to attend dinner afterwards. That is only so they get a estimate head count so the store knows how much to reserve for us. You are not required to go, and you do not have to pay until you get there.

      October 15, 2013

  • Kuhori

    Super excited for this event! Love WFS! Also excited to see everyone again! Myself and Grave will be there for sure!

    October 15, 2013

  • Xion

    It's too far away, so i can't go

    October 10, 2013

    • Blaidd G.

      This is one of our biggest events. People carpool from all over the state and beyond. If you check in the carpool thread, I'm sure you can find a ride.

      October 13, 2013

  • Sailish Fox / Thunder O.

    This orca cant go because I'm working that day. :( I would have loved to go if I could.

    October 11, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Gotta work that night. Sorry guys!! See you at the next one

    October 10, 2013

  • Xion

    How long is this. Is it all day, or until a certain time?

    October 8, 2013

    • Kijani L.

      All this info is in the meet description, but bowling will be from 2-4:15pm, after that is the prize raffle, and our dinner reservation at the buffet is at 5:30pm. That goes until people want to leave, but generally people stay there at least one hour.

      October 9, 2013

  • Arttimo V.

    Alas... I must miss this one. I'm working Steamcon the same weekend.

    October 7, 2013

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