From Lara Croft to Extreme Beach Volleyball, female presence has been portrayed as sexy, cool and essential to attract young men. What future do women gamers see for their game image? Sylvia Eckermann, Austria, a specialist in multiuser games as artists’, collaborates with Matthias Fuchs, and is currently based in Manchester. She is developing special game projects and environments for girls. http://www.t0.or.at/~fuchs-eckermannJen Southern, an artist and Senior Lecturer in Multimedia and Installation Art, Huddersfield Universityhttp://www.theportable.tv/ Arghyro Paouri (France/Greece), artist and computer visualization specialist, INRIA Multimedia Department of Scientific Communication, France. http://www.inria.fr/Moderator: Maria Stukoff, New Media Artist and Project Manager, The Game Plan, Media Training North West. http://www.mtnw.co.uk This is a FREE event but tickets should be booked in advance.