Haines in 2021 is the byproduct of several days of post-travel exhaustion and mild annoyance at all of the kvetching about the Tonopah bid. You want a bid somewhere that isn't dry and hot, has no risk of you wandering out into the desert, and that you don't have to drive several hours to get to? Fine, then! Haines, Alaska solves ALL of those problems!
What we lack in experience, we make up for in location! What we lack in location, we make up for in...well, you didn't want the experienced team putting together your Westercon, so that's on you.