When Furballs Strike 15 - Fursuit bowling at Kenmore Lanes!

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.

INFLATION?!?

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.


PRIZE RAFFLE

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

 

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 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 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.

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 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!

 

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  • Thomas D.

    Is there grizzly outfit?

    February 15, 2014

  • Thunderwyvern

    Had a great time at my first WFS. Was talking to Kijani about possible kareoke for next time. How many people would be down for that, cuz I don't know about you I'd be down for some rick roll'd in fursuit >vvv0

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Thunderwyvern

      ok, I will kinda agree there. Just put it in for chucks and giggles hehe >vvv<

      January 28, 2014

    • Summer

      I would definitely love to see karaoke included.

      January 30, 2014

  • Waffles

    Well, took nearly 800 photographs. I should have A decent one or two of nearly every suiter that showed up, especially those who bowled. Can either see message me here so I can work on and get your photographs to you, or contact me via FA: Jazzpaintball

    January 26, 2014

    • Autumn

      Any pics of me? :D

      January 28, 2014

    • Greliton

      Do you have some of a grey and black wolf? I'm greliton on FA

      January 29, 2014

  • Hex

    Had a really fantastic time at this. Would like to meet more people next time. I'm friendly, current on all my shots, housebroken, don't shed much, and only bite if you ask nicely. I'm sure folks have photos of husky with glowy things?

    January 29, 2014

  • Blaidd W.

    Someone took a few pictures of me, including one of me and Helix (blue fennec) and one of me messing with a crane game, but I can't remember who took them. If you know who it was/where the pictures are posted/if you're the poster, please contact me! Thanks!

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Helix

      I wanna see too :P

      January 28, 2014

  • Greliton

    I had a great time as usual :) I had fun suiting around and whatnot.

    January 28, 2014

    • Greliton

      Grey wolf with black markings and redish eyes

      January 28, 2014

    • Waffles

      I am pretty sure I got you. Do you have an FA?

      January 28, 2014

  • Kuhori

    Today was SO MUCH FUN!! I had an amazing time in my new suit. It was great seeing everyone and dancing to the music was great! Thanks for the great day and all the hugs!

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Waffles

      I got a couple pictures I really like of you

      January 28, 2014

    • Kuhori

      ME! xD! Thats awesome! I would very much like to see them! =]

      January 28, 2014

  • Azzy H.

    I find this amusing first time i fullsuit in over a year and no one seems to have caught pics of me >:3

    January 27, 2014

    • Waffles

      When will you be suiting next. I will bring my mobile lighting studio and make sure you get some good pictures!

      January 27, 2014

    • Azzy H.

      Ill be suiting next time i go to. Meet hopefully will have a new suit by rainfurrest too

      January 28, 2014

  • Notch P.

    Lotsa fun just like always. And there was two awesome things that happened! I got to show off my new fox suit (which is the first suit I've ever made), and my girlfriend says he wants to go WFS again! Couldn't have been better:3

    January 27, 2014

  • InvertedMaya

    I had a little fun, but with the DJ it was really hard to communicate, so I kinda just sat with people I kinda knew, and didn't get more acquainted even though I tried.. I'm not sure it was worth the trip from Bellingham. Hopefully next time I'll have more fun.

    January 27, 2014

    • DakotaWoozle

      The DJ is a regular thing. But yeah, it is infinitely easier to talk and socialize if you're not near the booth.

      January 27, 2014

    • Kijani L.

      I'm sorry you had this issue :/ An idea for next time, if you would like to sit and socialize more without so much background noise, would be to request a lane towards the end away from where the DJ was set up. Down on lanes 17-20 the music was no louder than as if it was playing through Kenmore's PA system. I am glad you made the trip down and hope you'll join us again next time!

      January 27, 2014

  • Tiger-Of T.

    Your fellow furtographer here bringing you photos straight from the lion's Camera! X3

    For those that were not in the photos , I dont quite know how that happen also, I did happen to miss quite a few people including people I know. Feel free to say hi to the little lion cub brandishing his little camera. ^-^

    Add singha here:
    https://www.facebook.com/TigerOfTheWind?ref=tn_tnmn
    https://www.furaffinity.net/user/singha/ Full res Photo Album here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/103818957@N06/sets/72157640195483854/

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Blaidd W.

      Oh my gosh, I love the one you got of me! Would you mind if I uploaded a copy of it to my fursuit photo FA account, Blaiddwest? (with credit of course)

      January 27, 2014

    • Tiger-Of T.

      Of course ! Your most welcome to! X3

      January 27, 2014

  • Redding S.

    That was freakin memorable, see all ya furiends next year!! <3 it was wonderful seeing all of ya!

    January 25, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      We actually do this about three times a year... So I'll see you in the summer!

      January 26, 2014

    • Redding S.

      awesome!!

      January 26, 2014

  • Darkk

    Great group as always! Wish I chatted with more peoples though.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Kit

    I had so much fun! Got to give a lot of you big purple hugs and say hi. :D And I'm getting slightly better at bowling while in suit - but still terrible. :3

    January 26, 2014

    • Redding S.

      i was too nervous, but i wanted to glomp you and hug hug hug XD next time i see you i will!

      January 26, 2014

  • Carma/Stella

    How many suiters did we have this time? I had a good time, glad so many people could make it out.

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Kijani L.

      As long as you registered through Meetup for WFS - and it looks like you did - your presence was counted :)

      January 26, 2014

    • MabelSyrup

      Yay! :3

      January 26, 2014

  • Eaite R.

    Five Star affair!

    January 26, 2014

  • Unicorn

    Had a great time, this was my first time suiting and it went great c:
    I'm @MadamMagyk on FA (a few people asked uvu)

    2 · January 25, 2014

    • mousepaws

      It better not be the last time suiting. We all loved you!!

      January 26, 2014

  • Helix

    Very very fun!
    One thing that could be improved is to get some fans/blowers in the fursuiter room.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Yu P.

    Oh no! My camera isn't working right and none of my pictures came out very good. D:

    January 26, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      I know that feel. My camera kept acting strange, and now, even though it shows I have several pictures, I can't pull them off. My computer isn't recognizing the camera.

      January 26, 2014

    • MabelSyrup

      THE GREAT WFS CAMERA SABOTAGE MYSTERY!

      January 26, 2014

  • Jason (.

    Had such an awesome time!

    January 26, 2014

  • PandaParty

    So good animals for hugging smile 2 never stop. I think.

    January 26, 2014

  • Enthkali

    Had a blast, first time i've got to wear my fursuit to a meet, and try to bowl in it, couldn't see well but I somehow bowled better in it than when i took it off. Loved the music, will be back next time for sure

    January 26, 2014

  • Kurt

    Hours of driving? WORTH IT ;)

    January 26, 2014

  • MabelSyrup

    I had so much fun! Got there a little late but it was awesome seeing so many people I'd met at FC!
    My FA is MabelSyrup, definitely leave a shout! :3

    January 26, 2014

  • Keeko

    Good reunion for folks!

    January 25, 2014

  • Autumn

    Awesomeee~ *does teh leek spin*

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Meep

    what a delightful time i had! i hope i get to see some pics/vids of my suit with everyone else! a polite reminder that i am Meep. @ FA!!

    January 25, 2014

  • Kit B.

    Worth skipping other events for the other day! Had a blast!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Nickolas Zoë L.

    Had a good time. Got to know a few good people. :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Conqure

    Thanks! Fun! Fun! Fun!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Thunderwyvern

    The best social activity I've taken part of in a long while. Hopefully I can make it for next one!

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • Elliot H.

    for my first time, the meet up was awesome! i had so much fun bowling and getting to hug some fursuiters :3

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • InvertedMaya

    We are going to be late.. I looked my car keys in my car :( waiting for AAA

    January 25, 2014

    • Meep

      What a bother D: best of luck!

      January 25, 2014

    • InvertedMaya

      we made it, just a little late ^.^ thanks

      January 25, 2014

  • Argrent

    Had lots of fun! Even though I just kind of sat there, it's kind of magical how it was so much fun when I didn't do much!

    January 25, 2014

  • mousepaws

    Awesome folks. Awesome time!!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Ethos V.

    I had an awesome time. Too bad we don't do this more often.

    January 25, 2014

  • Sharako

    Any one up for The Blazing Onion in Lynnwood as an OCB alternative? Maybe Red Robin?

    December 16, 2013

    • Sharako

      is any one on there way?

      January 25, 2014

    • Argrent

      I was too tired, (got to bed at like 1 am last night) sorry :(

      January 25, 2014

  • Bluetooth

    MEOW MEOW MEOW BARK

    January 25, 2014

  • Redding S.

    This was such a memorable experience <3 will definitely attend next year

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Airless

    Can't make it to bowling! Hubby isn't feeling well. Is there a way to still go to the dinner afterwards?

    January 25, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      Sure. The food isn't only for people who bowled, it's for the group. Just let them know you're with the Furlife group.

      January 25, 2014

  • Adam G.

    We didnt know it Was at 1230 last one was later then that like one .

    January 25, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      I understand that there's a league in the evening which pushed us up a little. The fun didn't actually start until around 1:00, with people showing up and leaving all day.

      January 25, 2014

  • Lobo

    On our way!! :D

    January 25, 2014

  • Thunderwyvern

    Should any ask to contact one another via FA post meet, should we post our FA links on here?

    January 24, 2014

    • Meep

      I'm Meep. On furaffinity ^^ I won't be able to sketch in your book since I'm going to be fursuiting haha

      January 25, 2014

    • mousepaws

      Meep suiting... is the BEST suiting.

      January 25, 2014

  • Meep

    Are there any car savy furs out there that are gonna be at the meet up? I think we have a broken piece in the car window ;-; it still goes down but will not go up. Or if there's a automotive shop or something nearby the bowling thing?

    January 25, 2014

    • Enthkali

      Well I worked as a auto mechanic for many years, and if its power windows its likely the motor itself or the window switch

      January 25, 2014

    • Meep

      She decided to just borrowed a car from her grandma thanks for the comment though! We will be late but we'll be there

      January 25, 2014

  • MabelSyrup

    We just need 11 more furs to break the record... lol

    3 · January 25, 2014

    • MabelSyrup

      Aww, we're not as close as I thought ;o; But we'll see... GO SEAHAWKS! ... I mean WFS!!! >:O

      January 25, 2014

    • Kijani L.

      Max is right, for this particular meet the RSVP number has historically been very close to accurate, and usually a little low because a portion of attendees do not bother to RSVP on FurLife. We should be close to the record!

      January 25, 2014

  • PandaParty

    Fuckin hug time

    January 25, 2014

  • Kurt

    Omg floor spots ARE the best 7 am game time bb the race is on ;)

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Fisk

    First weekend I've had in 8 weeks WOO !!
    Cant wait to talk to people :]

    January 25, 2014

  • MabelSyrup

    So I should probably mention I'll be bringing my EzCoolDown Vest for sale, it did NOT work for me at FC (I think it's my womanly breasts that get in the way :/) So if you've never tried it and want to or are interested in buying hit me up. I have all 4 items from the http://shop.ezcooldown.com/ site and I'm selling for $350 (They're usually $420 +Shipping). Just let me know, if no one get's them this weekend I'll just return them (Just don't wanna pay return shipping lol)

    January 23, 2014

    • Meep

      I've got very small feminine attributes but yes of course i would try it on before agreeing haha

      January 24, 2014

    • MabelSyrup

      Absolutely lol I was gonna say, if you're a girl might not work so well. But I'll bring it and we'll see! :3

      January 25, 2014

  • Thunderwyvern

    I'm gonna try to go, might have issues with travel'n though since I don't exactly have a working car of my own. If anybody could give me a ride, I live in Everett.

    January 8, 2014

    • Notch P.

      Ok. Theyre going for sure but they wont need a ride everett amd back. Theyll just need a ride over to the ocb. And btw ive got 2 partial suits im bringing.

      January 24, 2014

    • Argrent

      Alright, I've got enough space. Its going to be good to get to know you so I'm not sitting there in the corner alone >.<

      January 25, 2014

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