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When Furballs Strike 30 - Kenmore Lanes Fursuit Bowling (Kijani's Birthday Ed.)
When Furballs Strike 30 is all set for Saturday, February 24! This will be an extra-special WFS, being that it is a milestone event (can't believe we've done 30 of these already!) and it just happens to land on my exact birthday. The stars have aligned for what will one awesome furry bowling party and I can't imagine a better way to spend my special day than with my FurLife friends! EDIT: we have sold out of pre-reg Supersponsor medallions. Everyone who Supersponsors from now until Saturday will still receive a WFS magnet and mini plush. Thanks for your support, next time I’ll put in a bigger order! PRE-REG The Pre-Registration system worked very well last time, and we will definitely be doing it again. If you would like to pre-reg, please send your payment via Paypal to: (easy link: using the "family/friends" option, and please include your FurLife username or what name you would like to appear on the screen while bowling. Each registration comes with 2 games of bowling, shoe rental and one FurLife decal - here are the amounts to Paypal based on the level of reg: $10 - Bowling, shoe rental, 1 raffle ticket, 1 FurLife decal $13 Special - Bowling, shoe rental, 5 raffle tickets, 1 FurLife decal $20 "SuperSponsor" special - Bowling, shoe rental, 15 raffle tickets, 1 FurLife decal, extra Supersponsor raffle ticket to win free entry to future WFS. We sold out of medallions, all future Supersponsors will receive a WFS fridge magnet and mini-plush. It is important that if you want to bowl with someone or a group on the same lane, that everyone does the same type of registration (pre-reg or regular) as I will have lane assignments for all the pre-registered bowlers before the meet. When you arrive, there will be a separate, much faster-moving line for pre-reg where you check in and pick up your raffle tickets. You may buy extra tickets at that time as well. Pre-Reg closes at NOON on Feb. 23rd (day before WFS). SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The party room should be open by noon, we will start on-site registration around 12:30. Bowling will begin at approximately 2pm, after everyone has checked in and the names are put into the computer screens. If you are bowling, please plan to arrive as early as possible so we can get everyone checked in and assigned to a lane in a timely fashion. If you would like to bowl with other people on your lane, please all check in together as I cannot save lane spots that are unpaid. The Fursuit Group Photo will be at 2:30pm. If you wish to be in the photo. you must be in your costume at that time, we cannot hold up the photo for latecomers! Please remember to spread out side-to-side as much as possible, since the photo is a panoramic there is no limit to how wide it can be. We will be cutting off the bowling around 4:15pm, which should leave plenty of time for everyone to finish their two games. After that we will gather in the party room for the prize raffle, do a "last call" for raffle ticket sales and then give lots of awesome stuff away! Many of our attendees also go to the group dinner, which is now at the Super China Buffet in Shoreline. We have reserved tables in the party room (on the left side of the restaurant up a small ramp) and the dinner begins at 5:45pm (more details below). And did you know When Furballs Strike has a home on the web including updates, a history of the meet and lots of fun photos? Check it out at ! COST The base bowling fee for WFS is $10, which includes two games, shoe rental (if needed), a prize raffle ticket and the fee to rent the party room. If you would like to get extra tickets for the WFS Prize Raffle, we offer a $13 special which comes with all of the above and 5 tickets, and the $20 SuperSponsor special which comes with 15 tickets, a bonus ticket for a side drawing for free bowling at the next WFS, and a free WFS30 commemorative medallion for all SuperSponsors. All bowling registrations come with one complimentary FurLife decal sticker which can be picked up at the reg desk. Extra raffle tickets can be purchased during registration for $1 each, or 5 for $4. For on-site registration, Cash only, please! There is an ATM by the front desk if you need to use one. If you bring exact change (or donate the rest to raffle tickets) you will win ONE MILLION brownie points and my undying gratitude. UPON ARRIVAL We will be meeting in Kenmore Lanes' huge party 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. NEW - There WILL be a water cooler in the fursuit changing room, and I will do my best to keep it stocked up throughout the meet. In case it runs out, anyone can kindly ask the restaurant staff for a couple pitchers of water to refill it. I (Kijani) will be there handling check-in with Hubcap (Pre-reg). When you pay your bowling fee I will give you a lane assignment – if you want to be on a lane with somebody please check in together, as we cannot save lane spots that are unpaid. 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. PRIZE RAFFLE As always there will be a TON of amazing prizes for attendees to take home in our prize raffle which takes place after bowling ends (around 4:30). Mostly animal or furry-related, as well as some collectibles and nice things for your home. Featured for WFS 30 will be another bowling ball & bag package ($100 value), A giant framed Robin Hood poster, some very unique plush animals and much more! But if you want to help make it even better, donations are always welcome and those that donate prizes will receive 3 free raffle tickets per prize, up to 9 total. If you are donating a prize, you MUST contact me in advance so I can determine whether to raffle it off as a main prize or "second chance". Only new/like new items please, and the value must be at least $10. Our main raffle is full so we will be accepting only "second chance" items at this time. For those new to the prize raffle, each ticket comes in a pair, simply separate each ticket and drop ONE of the two matching numbered tickets into the bag labeled with the prize you want to win. It's that easy! NORTHWEST CONS IN ATTENDANCE Representatives from Furlandia, Anthro NW and Furvana are usually in attendance with tables set up to greet guests and answer questions about their respective conventions. They will be located at the high end of the bowling center, past the arcade, and I will confirm each of them as attending as the date of the meet gets closer. DJ BR00K & KIT RETURNING DJs Br00k and Kit Foxx will be returning to spin again at WFS 30 for your listening and dancing pleasure. Great to have them back! FOOD 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. 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! Additional tickets will be sold just prior to the raffle. We should be finishing up around 5:15pm. Kenmore has been a great host for us in the past and was very kind in giving us this great deal, 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 29! Any questions feel free to post here or message me on Meetup. Kijani -------- MEET DETAILS AT A GLANCE When Furballs Strike 30 Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Location: Kenmore Lanes Address: 7638 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028 Time: Bowling registration starts at 12:30 p.m., start bowling at 2 p.m. Cost: $10 flat-rate for two games of bowling, shoe rental and a raffle ticket. $13 for all of the above and FIVE raffle tickets, $20 for all + 15 raffle tickets and an entry into a side drawing for special Supersponsor prizes. Who: Any fur and everyfur! Bring a friend, or two... or three! DINNER LOCATION - Super China Buffet Address: 15323 Westminster Way N., Shoreline (Aurora Village Shopping Center, behind Bank of America) Time: 5:30pm, in the reserved Party Room (up the ramp on the left side of the restaurant) Price: $16 (without soft drink) or $17 w/beverage, includes unlimited buffet trips (over 50 items including sushi and Mongolian Grill), tax and gratuity. Payment will be collected as you are finishing your meal. Website: ----------------------------------- 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 29 ( - Great turnout despite being between two conventions and a holiday! When Furballs Strike 28 ( - 294 attendees and an incredible 137 fursuiters, both near-records. When Furballs Strike 27 ( - 238 furries attended our Spring meet! When Furballs Strike 26 ( - World record broken again, 308 attendees and an unbelievable 140 fursuiters! This is turning into a furry bowling convention!

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