The Delaware Furbowl is a monthly event hosted by The Furst State. The event sometimes draws over 150 people from the tri-state area and beyond; with the average number of attendees at about 100. The largest Furbowl to date was Furbowl 33, which drew 206 attendees. A notably large event, the Furbowl has ranked as high as number 28 on the worldwide list of furry conventions and furmeets.
The Furbowl began as a way to relieve Post-con depression after Anthrocon 2008. A relatively small group of 12 made it out to Brunswick Blue Hen Lanes in Newark, Delaware on Monday, June 30, 2008. The location changed over to the current AMF lanes in Wilmington, Delaware in August for the second meet up.
The Delaware Furbowl did not become an official, monthly meeting until it's seventh instance on August 1st, 2009.
Measures have been established to assure attendees and staff of a smoothly run evening. A monthly calendar is available for scheduling. An RSVP page is set up before each meet. Forums are readily available for members to communicate before and after the meet.
At Furbowl 24, the meet leadership introduced several improvements, including a headless lounge for fursuiters to change and cool off in, and badges that are stamped to track Furbowl attendance for the year. At Furbowl 28, the staff began implementing themes for each meet. Examples of themes used so far include Pirates, My Little Pony, and Jersey Shore.
The Delaware Furbowl is a monthly event established and organized by lead administrator of The Furst State, Kitt3ns. The white tiger arranges the reservation of space at the restaurant and a proper number of lanes at the bowling alley. He also handles questions or comments relating to the meet.
Assistance for the maintenance of the Furbowl is given by LupineSpark, Luna Cervere, Reaux, Fawks Beaumont, Bartlett, Inu-Desu, Cid, and others. LupineSpark, Reaux and Fawks Beaumont run the cash payment table at the event. The cash handling job quickens the pace of sign-in and allows cash-paying attendees to obtain their bowling shoes more quickly. It also eases the stress on the bowling alley staff, as the Furbowl attracts a large volume of cash-paying customers.
Location and Time
- Wilmington, DE
- Saturdays in the final half of each month from 7:00PM until midnight
- Monthly calendar
- Cici's Pizza Buffet: 7:00PM
- AMF Price Lanes: 8:30PM
The current dates set for 2012 are:
- 28th January
- 25th February
- 31st March
- 28th April
- 1st June
- 21st July
- 25th August
- 29th September
- 3rd November
- 1st December