Stephanie Bendixsen, also known as Hex, is the co-host and presenter of the popular ABC TV shows Good Game and Good Game: Spawn Point. She has worked on the live Good Game events such as the Roffle Cup at the Sydney Opera House, Good Game Live as part of comedy festivals, and numerous appearances at conventions around the country.
She will also be featuring in the upcoming ABC show How to be a Fan with Hex.
Nic Watt is the Founder and Chief Design Officer at Sydney based developer and publisher Nnooo.
Originally developing games in the UK, he worked as an Artist/Designer for Supersonic Software, World Lead at Asylum Entertainment, Lead Designer at Visual Science, and Lead Designer at Electronic Arts.
Beginning a career as a freelance games writer while still in school, Patch wrote for such publications as HYPER, PC PowerPlay, GamePro, Official PlayStation Magazine, and more. After a brief time at Pulse Communications working on the launch of the Xbox 360, he was given the opportunity to be one of the founding members of IGN in Australia, eventually becoming the Entertainment Editor.
Working across many projects, he was was the Creative Director of Shotgun Cinema (now Shotgun Critic), founded the short lived PUG Consultancy specialist agency, was the Co-founder of the INSERT COIN(S) game and club events, and a Senior PR Manager at One to Another.
Christopher Yabsley is a Composer and Developer, currently the working on the soon to be released Dungeon League - a competitive dungeon crawler party game.
Previously an Account Manager for Double Jump Communications and Surprise Attack Consulting, he was also the Marketing Co-ordinator for Mindscape Asia Pacific (Konami), as well as a Staff Writer and Community Manager for Gamespot Australia.
Edward Fong is the Managing Director of Ubisoft ANZ, and chairman of the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA).
Starting his almost 20 year career in the entertainment business as the Marketing Manager for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Edward went on to be the Marketing Director for GT Interactive, Atari / Infogrames, and eventually Ubisoft Australia.
Raelene Knowles is the Communications and Member Services Manager at IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association).
After working in a marketing role at Hasbro Toys in 2000, she moved across to the Hasbro Interactive division to work specifically on their video game products.
Nic Healey is the weekday breakfast radio host at 2ser 107.3, and until recently was a Senior Editor at CNET.
Over a 20 year career he has been the Editor for PC & Tech Authority, Official Xbox Magazine, T3, Official Windows Magazine, Official Nintendo Magazine, and Official PlayStation Magazine.
He's worked with a wide range of games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Harry Potter, Rugby, Destroy All Humans, Happy Feet 2, and through to the unreleased Whore of the Orient.
She has won MCV Pacific's Women of the Year award two years in a row (2014, 2015), is a strong advocate for the independent gaming scene in Melbourne, and is a regular speaker at events all around the world.
He was the editor for Telstra GameArena for 6 years - reviewing games, liaising with publishers, and managing a large network of games journalists.
He also hosts the long running GAP Podcast, currently at over 300 episodes.
Programming since the age of 14, Izzy has been involved in numerous industry incubator and support programs, having been an IGDA scholar and Microsoft game changer, which led to attending E3 and GDC.
Izzy has a history of serious game development, including 'Faceless' - an empathy game about asylum seekers, and 'All Your Fault' - a game about victim blaming.
Additionally Izzy is an accredited photographer, having taken professional photos of almost every Aussie game developer so far!
Previously the Marketing & Brand Manager for Living Dead Clothing, she has also worked in a professional promotional capacity for Blizzard, Microsoft, and Hi-Rez Studios, and also curates the indie game developers that exhibit at pop culture event Haven.
David Milner is the editor for Game Informer Australia. First appearing as a Next Big Critic winner in Game Informer, this break lead to on-going freelance work and an eventual position as staff writer on the magazine, as well as winning Best New Journalist at the Australian IT Journalism Awards. In 2014 David was appointed Editor of the Australian edition of Game Informer.
Joshua Boggs is one of the founding members of Loveshack Entertainment, the indie developer behind the award winning game Framed. He is a skilled business manager, designer, programmer, and game director.
Tony Reed is the CEO of the Game Developers' Association of Australia.
Tony was the PR and Marketing Manager for Virgin Interactive Australia in the late 90's, moving on as the Marketing Director for Interplay Australia, then Marketing Director for Transmission Games (formerly IR Gurus).
Jessica Citizen is the editrix of independent games website and TV show Player Attack.
She was previously a senior content editor at Games On Net, and columnist for Tecca. Her articles have been published by Time, USA Today, Mashable, Yahoo, NBC News, The Saturday Evening Post, WoW Insider, Joystiq, Gametraders LIVE and VG247, among others. She is also one of the founders of ARGGGH: Adelaide's Really Good Gathering of Game Developers.
Tony Albrecht is a Senior Software Engineer at RIOT Games, and is an Aussie game development veteran. He's worked as Engine Lead at Ratbag Games (followed by Midway Studios Australia), Senior Programmer at Pandemic Studios, and as a Technical Consultant at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
He was previously the Account Manager for ReedPOP Australia, specifically working on PAX Aus, but also across the Oz Comic-Con shows as well. He was an Account Manager for DMSBT (Google Maps), Operations Manager at Tuff Kat Entertainment, and worked for EB Games Australia for over 11 years, starting as Store Sales and eventually Senior Preowned Manager.
Rae Johnston is a Journalist for Gizmodo Australia, and was previously the Commercial Editor for Gizmodo, Kotaku, and Lifehacker.
She has done PR work for Surprise Attack and Flat Earth Games, Co-ordination and hosting for EB Games Expo, co-created and presented for Tech Space, was the Lifestyle Editor for TechLife Magazine, was an original presenter/reviewer for Save Point TV, and has been working professionally as an actor/voice actor for over a decade.
She is a high profile advocate for the games industry, regularly appearing on morning TV shows, is heavily involved with the cosplay community, and regularly MC's at events from Oz Comic-Con to Haven.
Jess 'Jiggsy' Hodgson is the Community Manager for EA in the APAC region, supporting and maintaining the community around franchises such as Battlefield, Need for Speed, Star Wars Battlefront, Mirrors Edge, and Titanfall.
Joel Van Daal is the Publisher & Commercial Lead for MCV Pacific, and as the Director of Trade Media has facilitated industry initiatives such as the 30 under 30, MCV Pacific Awards, and the Women in Games Awards and Luncheon.
He worked previously as the Business Development & Commercial Manager for One2another, was the National Advertising Sales Manager for PC PowerPlay and Hyper Magazine, and was the Assistant Sales & Event Manager for Auto Salon, which included consumer gaming event GAME1.
Jennifer Hazel is a Doctor specialising in psychiatry who has created the mental health and gaming initiative Prescription Pixel.