We just got the announcement of Furvana 2019 will be held not at Seattle but at Ocean Shores Convention center some 133 miles south of Seattle and 166 miles North of Portland. Ocean Shores is a small resort town. You can look at the convention center to see there not much to look at.
The reason in a twitter post explains why Ocean Shores and not a big city hotel or something on the I-5 corroder near Seattle:
To me the explanation comes across as political spin.
One reason a poster to Twitter said, is Furry Fandom is still tarnish in Seattle, yet this has not stopped Anthro Nw obtaining hotel convention space last year. The only thing tarnish is RAIn. Now let us remember Rain has been touting Furvana at an open meeting at Furlandia 2018. The Panel describes it as a new Seattle area furcon not mid Washington Coast furcon. This makes me wonder about the claim Rain is not involved and if Seattle convention space providers will have nothing to do with them. RAIn has some serious trusts issues that make them hard to find space in Seattle.