It's that time again... furry bowling time that is! And just in time for a little Post-FC PCD bowling party! Okay... maybe not so little.
When Furballs Strike 15 - the LARGEST furry bowling meet on the West Coast - is now set for Saturday, January 25th, with check-in beginning at 12:30pm noon and bowling starting at 1:30pm. If you are bowling, please plan to arrive closer to noon so we can get everyone checked in and assigned to a lane in a timely fashion.
Note this is one hour earlier than WFS 14, as Kenmore Lanes has nearly the entire center reserved for leagues and parties starting at 4:30pm that evening. We will be cutting off the bowling around 4pm, which should leave plenty of time for everyone to finish their two games.
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. After nearly three years of the cost remaining $7, management let me know that they must raise the price starting in 2014, so the new bowling fee will be $8, which includes shoes if you need them and a prize raffle ticket. Still a great deal, considering two games and shoes on Saturday normally costs about $14.
This next prize raffle is probably going to be the BEST EVER - we got a couple amazing prize donations on the way and I've already purchased tons of awesome gifts. But if you want to help make it even better, donations are always welcome and those that donate prizes will receive 2 free raffle tickets per prize, up to 10 total (please make sure the value of the prize is at least $5).
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!
DJ BelleWolf to return to WFS
It is my pleasure to announce that DJ BelleWolf will be returning to spin for WFS 15! He did a great job providing the beats for WFS 13, and I would like to thank him for volunteering his own time and equipment to entertain us during bowling.
DINNER LOCATION - Old Country Buffet, Lynnwood
The dinner reservation is set for 5:00pm at OCB-Lynnwood. The address is:
[masked]th St. SW, Lynnwood 98036
The Group Rate for OCB went up 30 cents to $13.25 for the calendar year 2014, still a savings of over $2. Remember this does include beverage, tax and gratuity as well. Please let me know if you are planning to attend the group dinner when your RSVP for the meet so I can adjust our reservation accordingly.
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.
So here are the updated details:
When Furballs Strike 15
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Kenmore Lanes
Address: 7638 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028
Time: Meetup/check-in at 12:30 p.m., start bowling at 1:30pm (or as close to it as possible).
Cost: $8 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 15 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 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 4:30, and I have set our dinner reservation at Old Country Buffet (about 15 minutes away) at 5 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 15! 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 14 - Good turnout and a new meet record for fursuiters - 63!
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!