Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen is an Australian television presenter, speaker, partnered Twitch broadcaster and author.
Stephanie is well-known in the video game industry. In addition to her work as a presenter, she produces branded content for social media and regularly live streams on Twitch. Stephanie has also written a series of fiction books for children: Pixel Raiders, published by Scholastic Australia.
Bendixsen began her career in 2009 when she joined Good Game as its first full-time female presenter. In 2010, a children's version of the show was launched, Good Game: Spawn Point - positioning 'Bajo and Hex' as the go-to gaming experts for Australian gamers both young and old.
Good Game continued to expand its presence within the gaming community, developing public events and live stage shows. Good Game: Live saw the team make the jump from screen to stage at the EB Games Expo and onward to shows for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Town Hall and Enmore Theatre. Stephanie also regularly attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, providing Australian broadcast coverage of the event.
A public profile has provided Bendixsen with a platform from which she can act as a strong and confident voice for women in the gaming community. She is an experienced speaker and MC at events and conferences, discussing everything from opportunities for women in the industry, the evolution of video game narrative and the necessity for strong, compelling female representation in games. She has also participated in writers’ festivals across the country with video game story writers and developers discussing the process of building narrative in games.
In 2015 Stephanie co-hosted season two of ABC3's My Great Big Adventure - a show for young people exploring youth issues. In this series, Stephanie tackled sensitive topics like self-esteem, mental health, prejudice and divorce with her co-hosts and Australia's youth in an effort to find the best ways to deal with these issues. In 2016, Stephanie presented How To Be A Fan With Hex for ABC iView and ABCTV. The seven-episode series explored various cultures of 'fandom' from sport to cosplay, allowing Stephanie to immerse herself within each community and learn more about its culture.