Smofs have noticed that a total eclipse will be visible from North America on August 21, 2017. Speculating that the Japan in 2017 Worldcon bid will succeed, they’ve been looking over prospective sites for a NASFiC along the path of the eclipse. Unfortunately, the only decent convention city with even a partial view will be Nashville. Its Gaylord Opryland Hotel, damaged by flooding this past May, once was pursued by Louisville & Nashville fans who wanted to bid it as the 1994 Worldcon site. When the hotel management downgraded their option, the committee was forced to bid for another city. So there are lingering hard feelings, making it unlikely anyone would bid for a Nashville NASFiC.