The sign on the door says, “The Gideon has moved.” That’s right. Our new home is incredible. And from our new front porch I can see mouse ears, the Holy Land, Shamu, and golf courses… lots and lots of golf courses! The 6th Annual Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival is going south for the summer and has taken up residence in Orlando, FL, July 12-16, 2013 at the Orlando Airport Marriott. The facility is state of the art and the convention center was just remodeled. The rooms are cozy (believe me, we’ve stayed there) and the food is nothing short of yummy. But what was the biggest thing that sold Lori and me about the hotel? The staff’s friendliness and willingness to help. If you thought southern hospitality was left back in the Blue Ridge Mountains, then you need to visit this hotel.


Other than moving to Florida, like a retiree, “what’s new” you ask? Well, this year, the biggest thing we’ve created is a way for those who are watching their checkbooks to be able to afford to come to Gideon. We have a new payment plan which is broken down where you pay $100 a month for six months. How easy is that? But if you happen to miss a month, there are no penalties! Just pick up the next month from where you left off. You can also get the discounted family plan where one person in the family pays the full registration price and a second family member can attend at a discounted rate. But you’ll want to start planning now!

Exterior rear

Keep checking back to our blog, we’ll let you know what is going on with Gideon, like articles from faculty members, news on our contests and info on the films that we will be showing.

I hope and pray you will return to our blog and that we will see you in July.

God bless,


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