|Born||Casey Erin McKinnon
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Born and raised in Montreal, McKinnon attended St. Thomas High School with partner Rudy Jahchan and studied East Asian studies at McGill University alongside royal friend Autumn Phillips. Before pursuing a full-time career in new media, she worked for the United Nations.
McKinnon first became known under the pseudonym Ms. Kitka, the host of sex news and entertainment show Kitkast, launched on October 15, 2005. Inspired by podcasting and British television show Sin Cities, the show gained mainstream attention from Rolling Stone and The Guardian. However, due to a desire to make a science fiction show, she decided to move onto other projects and launched Galacticast with her boyfriend Rudy Jahchan on May 8, 2006. Under the corporation name 8Bit Brownies Inc., the two went on to co-produce a short miniseries for Next New Networks filmed at South by Southwest called Pulp Secret Confessions and later launched the comic book and graphic novel review show A Comicbook Orange on June 6, 2006, where McKinnon worked as host. In July 2007, McKinnon was hired to host Pulp Secret Live At Comic-Con, where she made a daily update show live from the San Diego Comic-Con,.
In addition to her self-produced works, she has appeared in Geek Therapy alongside America Young, Star Wars inspired lightsaber battle Elf Sabers with The Guild's Teal Sherer, Babelgum original series Hurtling Through Space at an Alarming Rate as nemesis Kalm, and the fan imagined trailer for Elfquest.
From July to October 2007, she wrote a monthly column for The Guardian following her experiences working in web video. The articles connect new media to their Hollywood predecessors and reflect a desire for Internet television to be taken seriously by the old media community.
|2008||Six Reasons Why||Nomad's Mother|
|2011||ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining||Brownberry||Short Film|
|2005||Kitkast||Ms. Kitka||20 episodes|
|2006||Goodnight Burbank||Herself||Episode: "GNB 20 - No Pets Left Behind. Sprouts kill cancer. Walnuts fights transfats."|
|2006||Torrent||Herself||Episode: "Episode 28"|
|2006||The Money Programme||Various||Archive footage from Galacticast|
|2007||Pulp Secret Live at Comic-Con||Herself||3 episodes|
|2007-2010||A Comicbook Orange||Herself||50 episodes|
|2007||CNET TV||Herself||2 episodes|
|2007||Pro at Cooking||Herself||Episode: "Episode 2"|
|2009||Hurtling Through Space at an Alarming Rate||Kalm||Episode: "The Wrath of Kalm"|
|2010||EP Daily||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||Rocketboom||Herself||Episode: "Casey McKinnon"|
|2010||Project: Comic-Con||Herself - Narrator (voice)||4 episodes|
|2010||The Web.Files||Herself||Episode: "A Comicbook Orange"|
|2010||The RadNerd Show||Herself||Episode: "Casey McKinnon"|
|2010||Fanboy Funhouse||Futuristic Mullet Chick/Herself||2 episodes|
|2010||BlackBoxTV||Angela Billson||Episode: "This Is For You Baby!"|
|2010||Bumps in the Night||Captain Howdy/Bunny||2 episodes|
|2011||Elevator||Lucy||Episode: "Harold the Janitor's Dad"|
|2011||Midday at Noon||Vampira||Episode: "Infidelity"|
|2011||Elf Sabers||Elf Casey||Short|
|2012||Geek Therapy||Steve Jobs Grief Counselor||Episode: "Steve Jobs Mourner"|
Awards and nominations
As a producer, McKinnon's work on Galacticast garnered five PodTech Vloggie Awards and three Parsec nominations, while A Comicbook Orange was nominated for Best Hosted Web Series in the 2nd Streamy Awards and won Best Web Non-Fiction in Clicker.com's Best of 2010 awards.
|2012||Inaugural IAWTV Awards||Best Host (Taped)||A Comicbook Orange||Nominated|
- south by southwest festivals + conferences
- In a galaxy not so far, far away
- Elsworth, Catherine (8 August 2007). "Autumn Kelly". The Daily Telegraph.
- Goldstein, Andrew M. (21 April 2006). "The Rise of the Video Blog". Rolling Stone.
- News - Tilzy.TV
- Five New Networks To Watch Online « NewTeeVee
- Fagstein » Teh awesome, in fact
- publicbroadcasting.ca: Fixing Internet Video
- Parsec Awards 2007 Finalists | The Parsec Awards