SMSC is reviewing two potential California alternatives for next year, probably around the end of October. One option would be at San Diego, possibly coinciding with Fleet Week. The second alternative would be at Claremont, a suburb of Los Angeles and home base of Chris Daly's 1250Ships. San Diego offers several museum ships, a naval base and many tourist attractions. Claremont offers ready access to dealer models courtesy of Chris, plus a more relaxed (and less expensive) setting of a pleasant college town with convenient proximity to LA.
So if anyone has a location preference, or if you have any other thoughts, now is a good chance to weigh in by responding to this string. We welcome your input!