April 24th & 25th Pump IT Up 9665 SW Allen blvd #110 Beaverton, OR 97005
We are inflating our schedule at Pump It Up to get twice as much air time as before! Grace your ears with the music of EarVelvet at this fursuit- kigu- and inflatable-friendly event. Friday is all about the bounce houses. Saturday, we will use a portion of the space for other activities, such as Bowling for Bucks, Fursuit Games, or other appropriate silliness. If you would like to join us, the cost is $20 per day you attend and you may clicky this registration form link and register early.
A quick description: Lobby: Check-In Arena A (one of the arenas, with 3 bouncy castles) Arena B (the other arena, with 2-3 bouncy castles) Party Room A (used for changing space / headless lounge) Party Room B (Merch sold here before the pizza party) NOTE: The inflatable toys are privately owned (not by Get Out The Float)
Friday, April 24th:
9:00pm (or earlier) Setup 9:30pm Check-In Begins, Store Opens (Party Room B) 10:30pm Store Closes 11:00pm Pizza Party (Party Room B) 12:00am White Light in both arenas for fursuit photographers 12:30am Pack Out 1:00am Leave Building
Saturday, April 25th:
9:30pm (or earlier) Setup 10:00pm Check-In Begins, “Bowling” Team Sign-Up (Lobby) 10:00pm Store Opens (Party Room B) 10:30pm Bowling for Bucks or TBD (in the arena with the biggest slide) 11:00pm Store Closes (Party Room B) 11:30pm Pizza Party (Party Room B) 12:00am Fursuit Games or TBD 1:00am Pack Out 1:30am Leave Building
Check out of our hotel! …after you check in, of course.
This year we will be in three cities in the Pacific Northwest. In February, April, and July we will be in Beaverton, OR; in October, we will be in Seaside, OR; and in November, we will be a part of Anthro Northwest in Seattle, WA. As such, we have information pertaining to three hotels to get to you. All dates below are for the year 2020.
February 14-16 | April 24-26 | July 10-12
HOTEL: Comfort Inn & Suites Beaverton – Portland West ADDRESS: 13455 SW Tualatin Valley Highway Beaverton, OR 97005 PHONE: (503) 643-9100 WEBSITE: Choice Hotels
NIGHTLY RATES (does not include taxes): 2/14 to 2/16: Double Queen $114; Single King $119 4/24 to 4/26: Double Queen $124; Single King $119 7/10 to 7/12: Double Queen $134; Single King $129
BEST RESERVATION: By phone, and let them know you are a part of the group, “Get Out The Float” to get the rates above. If you reserve your room online instead, be sure to let them know that you are a part of the Get Out The Float group in the special instructions.
remaining hotel information is under construction. please pardon our plush.
This is something we’ve never quite done before. Prior to the new year beginning, we have our places and dates set for 2020! We have quite a few things left to do as we prepare for the events, but here is the menu. We recommend ordering one of everything.
February 14th to 16th in Portland, OR
Pump It Up on Friday to music called “Bounce House”
Saturday event To Be Announced (TBA)
April 24th to 26th in Portland, OR
Pump It Up on Friday to music called “Bounce House”
Saturday event To Be Announced (TBA)
July 10th to 12th in Portland, OR
Pump It Up on Friday to music called “Bounce House”
Saturday event To Be Announced (TBA)
October 8th to 11th in Seaside, OR
Laser Tag Thursday & Friday
Beach Bonfire Friday Night (Weather Dependent)
Fursuit Walk, Group Photo & Carousel Saturday
The Pool Party Saturday Night
Fursuit Games Sunday
Charity Auction Sunday
November 19th to 22nd, Anthro NorthWest (ANW) 2020
we are good at taking brain breaks and kinda-sorta forgot to post about this
Coming up very soon is the Bouncy House of Representatives. It’s a mix of music (by EarVelvet), bouncy castles and fursuits. This is where The Pool Party (which became Get Out The Float) began, so long ago. Registration is open! The cost is $15/person.
Fri July 12, 2019 9 pm: Setup & Pump It Up in Beaverton, 9665 Allen Blvd Suite 110 Beaverton, OR 97007 9:30 pm: Event begins 10:00 pm: Any food orders (at your own cost) placed w/ Pump It Up 11:00 pm: Food delivered 12:30 am: Wrap up & pack out 1:00 am: Go poof in a puff of logic
Sat July 13, 2019 TBD: The hotel pool is mostly shaded, so event organizers may be found floating there. There is another group that is in the process of organizing something for this day. Keep an eye out for updates here and via Twitter!
Hotel Details for July 12th-14th, 2019 Comfort Inn of Beaverton 13455 SW Tualatin Valley Highway Beaverton, OR 97005 (503) 643-9100
No room block – make your reservation using your best discount available. To be placed near the rest of our group, make sure to add “Get Out The Float” to your room’s special instructions while reserving your room.
What a world we would live in if we could just float to our destination.
Getting all the way out to Seaside can be quite a fun trip. Not all of us have cars and for those that do, most hotels there have parking lots built for one car per room.
While any number of cars may unload at the hotel, we suggest that the person who is the primary on your hotel reservation be the one to keep their car at the hotel itself. Public parking in Seaside is free in Seaside, though only some areas allow for overnight parking. Pay attention to parking signs. There are three public parking lots in Seaside, and keep in mind that the Best Western, where we stay, is the westernmost building located between 4th and 5th avenues.
Traveling By Bus
If you are traveling to Seaside but do not have (or plan to rent) a car, we found three bus lines that you can use to get to Seaside from Portland. Many of these bus lines allow for tickets to be bought a couple months in advance but may not show any available tickets to or from Seaside at time of writing.
Using either of these conveyances will get you to Portland, Oregon and from there you’ll want to either rent a car or get bus tickets as noted above. Between the three carriers above, there appear to be at least five buses per day going to and from Seaside.
Please clicky on our link to go to our registration form; what follows are a few additional details about some stuff found on the form.
Fursuit Friendly Areas & Events:
Sandpiper Room, Best Western Ocean View Resort (+headless lounge)
Fursuit Walk (Saturday), (+headless lounge at Carousel Mall)
Chisholm Community Center (Sunday) (+headless lounge)
Inflatable Friendly Areas & Events:
Sandpiper Room, Best Western
Chisholm Community Center (Sunday)
Sunset Empire Pool (Sunday)
Exceptions: Some events exclude fursuits and inflatables by their nature.
Fursuit Walk excludes inflatables
Sunset Empire Pool excludes fursuits
Laser Tag excludes fursuits and inflatables
What does it mean that an area is fursuit friendly? In part it means that we have headless lounge nearby and that you are likely to find help from a handler or attendee if you need some quick help. Those in the area should generally know fursuit etiquette (excluding the public).
What does it mean that an area is inflatable friendly? It means that the area is reserved for private use. Inflatables are prone to being badly damaged or destroyed outright by singular acts (such as jumping on them), the general public seems less cognizant of this than furries. Inflatable etiquette is not common even among furries, but is more prevalent. Inflatable friendly areas also have access to electricity and Airheads Anonymous (or toysitters) who will direct setup and packout of the toys.
schedule below is subject to change, and should give you an idea for
what to expect during the weekend. We have a lot of open time in our
schedule so you can connect with old friends, make new friends and be
able to relax. To help everyone stay on top of changes, we have a
Telegram group and announcement channel specific to this event set up;
invitation links will be provided on the confirmation page and in your
Big Toy Agenda for Friday, Oct 11th, 2019
12:00 pm Check-In Opens near Sandpiper Room (downstairs from hotel lobby)
1:00 pm Airheads Anonymous Meeting, Sandpiper Room (inflating toys for the weekend)
2:00 pm Setup Headless Lounge at Carousel Mall, (meet first at Sandpiper Room)
3:00 pm Fursuit Walk Route Recon, 1st Group, (Plainclothes), All Available in Attendance
4:00 pm (hotel check-in begins)
5:00 pm Dinner Break
6:00 pm Welcome Ceremony
7:00 pm Laser Tag Session 1, Carousel Mall Arcad
8:00 pm Headless Lounge at Carousel Mall closes
11:00 pm Sandpiper Room closes
Big Toy Agenda for Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019
8:00 am Sandpiper Room Opens, Check-In Opens
10:30 am Fursuit Walk Route Recon, 2nd Group, (Plainclothes), All Available except those did the recon Oct 11th
Pooltoys by the Poolshore 2019 “stay squeaky, my friends”
We are returning to the Best Western Ocean View Resort, right on the shore of the biggest pool in the world, the Pacific Ocean. If you are staying Fri, Oct 11th to Sun, Oct 13th, you may clicky this link to make your reservation online. If you plan to arrive earlier or stay later, you will need to call the hotel directly at the number below. In either case, our group name is still The Pool Party.
Best Western Ocean View Resort 414 N Prom Seaside, OR 97138 (503) 738-3334 (ph)
We have more types of rooms available to us; to get these prices you must make your reservation before September 9th, 2019. Rates are valid for up to two adults per room. For rooms with more than 2 adults over 18 years of age, each additional adult costs an extra $20 per person, per night. All rates are subject to current taxes; at time of writing these taxes total 11.8%. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 11am.
Rate per Night
Ocean View Jacuzzi King Bed
Ocean Front w/ Queen & Wall Bed
Partial View w/ Two Queen Beds
Mountain View w/ Two Queen Beds
Micro Room Small Single Queen
Special services included with these room rates: – Ocean Bakery Cafe (open daily) – Indoor Pool & Fitness Center – Business Center & Complimentary Wifi – Flat Screen TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Pillow-top Bed
Cancellation Policy: No-Shows or Cancellations made fewer than 14 days prior to check-in will be charged a fee of one night’s stay plus taxes for your room.
Get out the float 2019 Oct 11-13, 2019 Seaside, or
Get Out The Float 2019 is our third event in Seaside, Oregon. Our
events are a mix of what you’d expect to find at a furry convention,
charity fursuiting event and a pool party. Most of our heavy setup will
begin Thursday, October 10th, 2019. This year we are supporting three
charities, The League of Extraordinary Floofs, Clatsop Children’s
Theater Company and the Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation Foundation.
Likewise, three awesome furry companies are contributing some of their
wares (50%-100% of proceeds going to charity!): KabiblesCrafts,
AnthroWear and Phenod Toys.
You can help kickstart our donation
to charity by adding an amount to your registration. It costs $1 per
vote, and we like to stuff the ballot box with bills. The “election”
will take place during the weekend. We will also be accepting donations
to the charities during the weekend. Each charity will receive all
donations designated for them, none will leave empty-handed.
At present, we are re-organizing a lot. The scaffolding of thoughts and ideas cannot exist inside a pooltoy’s brain, but it’s there, anyway. For better digestion, we are simplifying our layout. It speaks volumes when the Candiderp who posted all the content of the site can’t find where he put stuff. This is part a problem between the keyboard and chair, it is also partly professional disorganization.
Some “newer” things might get tried out, and the old way of organizing all the things is in the process of being scrapped. The main changes is the main navigation menu is in the upper right now, and what used to be the sidebar navigation menu will now point to posts about upcoming events.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. – The Pool Party
We begin today with the announcement that our sea dragon plush arrived! There is plenty more writing to do, and our is an event registration form adapted for the purpose of allowing our candiderp the use of his living room once again. We didn’t want the poor sea dergs cooped up in shipping boxes until October; so they are available.
Squeak! This is our schedule. There are many like it, but this one is ours. We’ve moved it here from Telegram, and some formatting got a little funny on us. We’re warning ourselves about how we wish to prepare schedules in the future, but for the moment, it is more important to get this to you, than to have it look pretty, organized or pretty organized. ^_^
Friday, Feb 1st:
10am-12pm: Equipment packout from Baph’s house (stuff should be ready to go out the door).
1pm-5pm: Setup in 3rd floor conference room. Load in of All The Things
Check floor for sharps/debris, set up headless lounge.
Inflate all the things
6pm-??? Dinner (either Golden Valley Brewery or the casino steakhouse; tbd day of)
8ish-11pm: relaxation at hotel pool (other hotel guests may also be present and can use the pool while we are there)
Saturday, Feb 2nd:
8-9am: Volunteers set up reg, radios, any final setups.
9am: Registration opens, museum opens (our registration desk will have our museum wristbands)
If you are planning to go up in The Spruce Goose, it is $25 per group of 4, 2 fursuiters, 1 photographer, 1 handler (w/ water), best time to pay and get on their schedule is 9am at the sales desk in the Aviation Museum); fursuiters will have to take off their feets to ascend the stairs to the cockpit and observation area).
9:30am: Opening remarks about The Pool Party, Fursuiter and Inflatable Care Instructions, The Museum, Charities & The Election
10am: Change into fursuits!
10:45am: Group pictures with the inflatables (before we head into the museum; which museum we do first is TBD, we are not the only group present that day)
4:00pm: If not already packed in, pack up registration table for the day.
4:15pm: Election Time! (Baphnedia, Darkk, League of Extraordinary Floofs)
4:30pm: Buy your votes! $1! (counting begins)
4:45pm: “Winner” announced as well as charity totals. Then Get The Heckie out of the Museum Because Doors Close At 5pm.
6pm: Dinner (tables of 4ish) at the buffet in Spirit Mountain Casino (departing hotel about 5:30). All ages welcome, those under 21 cannot enter the casino floor, itself, but can go to the buffet.
Sunday Feb 3rd:
8-9am, Reg & any other setup 9-9:45am: Any last minute Water Landing purchases may be made at reg (as an add-on, it is $25 by itself). 10am: Waterpark opens (Baph or Darkk will deliver written list of all waterlanding folks; bring your ID to the waterpark front desk to get your wristband) – Secure lockers at the waterpark and towels cost extra; though you may bring your own towel. 10:30am Group fursuiting gathers in conference room before heading to the Space Museum 12:30pm LONCH BREAK. Food get. Hydrate. No die. 1:30-3:30pm Individual/small group fursuiting around both museums. – Forgotten Note: Our group may also purchase tickets to any of the movies playing in the museum theater throughout the weekend. ^_^ 3:30pm: Pack up registration (if not already done) and Deflategate. Pack out as much as practical before 5pm. 4:45pm: Get out of the museum. 6pm: Waterpark closes. 7pm: Dinner at either casino steakhouse or Golden Valley Brewery (whichever we didn’t do on Friday) Commence Maximum Relaxation.
Monday, Feb 4th:
7-9am: Any final packout/cleanup from museum 3rd floor conference room takes place. Loading event stuff and return it to Baph’s house, followed by more relaxation in McMinnville or Beaverton, depending on where/what the group wants to do). Maximum Relaxation Resumes (or Maximum Overdrive To Get To Work In Alberta) ^_^
Squeak! It’s that time of year again, when between Christmas, family, presents and the weather we tell you that the room block is about to expire. Our room block is open until December 31st, 2018; however you are welcome to reserve a room at the best rate the hotel has to offer even if you are not in our roomblock; as there are two hotels within a mile of the aviation museum.
Comfort Inn & Suites 2520 SE Stratus Ave McMinnville, OR 97128 Call (503) 472-1700 to make your reservation!
Block Details Arrival: Thursday, Jan 31st, 2019 Departure: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2019 Cutoff Date: Dec 31st, 2019 Single King or Double Queen: $105.00/night + taxes (11.8%)
Hotel Amenities This list of amenities and further detail is available on Comfort Inn’s website.
We look forward to seeing you! The next posts to expect from us revolve around planned activities and a tentative schedule. You may look for these to be posted in early to mid January. ^_^
A lot of firsts happened with us in Seaside this year. Baphnedia is a bit of an airhead so for the Feb 2019 will definitely want help capturing all the happenings in warning label format. This time it’s going to be short, sweet, and to the point; because that’s what warning labels are. Right?
The Pool Party in Seaside 2018:
– 38 Voters took part (a total of 38 participants)
– 10 participating Delegates (our voting system only allows ten)
– 1 Contest of 2 Charities, for which $400.50 was raised.
– 1 Newspaper article… IN COLOR.
In 2017, there were only 27 of us in Seaside; this year that number grew by 11 despite the long drives and remote location. For the first time, we used our Delegates in at-event voting. We think there were 14 Delegates present, but VoteBot on Telegram will only allow up to 10 answers to a poll; so we randomized who got to be called on during the election proceedings.
The election was a contest between the Sunset Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Clatsop Children’s Theater Company that the former won. Just over four hundred dollars were raised in total, and each charity took a small bucket of cash with them.
For those of us who were in one of the fursuit group photos at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum; that photo made it into the Seaside Signal during the weekend of The Pool Party. Not only were we in the paper, but we were graced with being portrayed in color!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the event the best yet! ^_^
Baphnedia Running From Office
Pardon our dust, we are under construction right now! Dismiss