Past Meetup

When Furballs Strike 31 - Beach Party!

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257 people went

Kenmore Lanes

7638 NE Bothell Way · Kenmore, WA

How to find us

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.

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When Furballs Strike 31 is all set for Saturday, June 16!

NEW: From now on, WFS will have a theme that is changed for every meet! The theme for WFS 31 will be "Beach Party" to celebrate the beginning of Summer just a few days after the meet. Let's see some unique Beach/Summer-themed costumes and props to liven up the party!


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: [masked] (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 and shoe rental.

$10 - Bowling, shoe rental, 1 raffle ticket

$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 special prizes. ALL pre-registered Supersponsors will get a WFS logo button guaranteed, and at-event Supersponsors will get one as well, while supplies last.

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 June 15th (day before WFS).


The party room should be open by 11:30, we will start on-site registration around 12:30. 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.

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 !


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 special prizes including free bowling at the next WFS. As mentioned above, Supersponsors also receive a WFS logo button.

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 for being AWESOME.


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. For the first time ever we will be giving away TWO new bowling balls (with bags), and a unbelievable piece of framed Zootopia concept art!

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!


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.


We have just confirmed that DJ Druzy (formerly Br00k) and Kit will indeed by returning to spin for your entertainment at WFS 31! Let's give them a warm welcome back!


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.


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 31! Any questions feel free to post here or message me on Meetup.




When Furballs Strike 31

Date: Saturday, June 16, 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: $17 all-inclusive - includes unlimited buffet trips (over 50 items including sushi and Mongolian Grill), beverage, tax and gratuity. Payment will be collected as you are finishing your meal.



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 30

New world record! 340 attendees and 158 fursuiters turned Kenmore Lanes in to a mini bowling con!

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.