Creator Spotlight: Victoria L. Johnson

Victoria L Johnson

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Pop culture journalist Victoria L. Johnson hosts the Sailor Moon Fan Club podcast, where she interviews authors, editors, gamers, cosplayers, webcomic creators, and more. All of them are fans of the popular 90s magical girl anime Sailor Moon.

My memories of the 90s include watching English dubbed (and often censored) anime like Pokemon, Digimon, Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors in the US), and Sailor Moon. Like many others in my generation, Toonami, Fox Kids, and 4Kids come to mind when asked about my first exposure to anime. And like every other anime at the time, Sailor Moon continues to influence media worldwide. From Western animation to YA novels, you can spot references and homages to Sailor Moon in mainstream and indie media today.

Sailor Moon Fan Club Podcast

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Johnson’s podcast brings together Sailor Moon fans from various backgrounds and walks of life. Her guests answer her questions about their earliest memories of Sailor Moon, their favorite sailor scouts, and more. It’s amazing to see this wonderful idea take flight so soon. As of today, there are 48 episodes. The podcast features awesome people you should check out, Princess Weekes (editorial assistant for The Mary Sue) and Geneva Bowers (illustrator) among them.

Victoria L. Johnson has written for Vulture, Teen Vogue, and other venues and magazines. She’s been on panels at New York Comic Con, Anime NYC, and San Diego Comic-Con. You can also listen to her on the podcast Nerds on Hip-Hop, which she co-hosted during its four-year run.

You can listen to the Sailor Moon Fan Club podcast on any of the available platforms mentioned here. For more podcast recommendations, check out this tag. If you want to check out other recommended media, check out this tag. You can also find more posts about Black creators and their works on The Geekiary here.

Author: Brahidaliz Martinez

Brahidaliz (pronounced Bra-da-leez) is a 2019 graduate of American University’s MFA in creative writing program. They’re a submissions editor for Uncanny Magazine. Their various areas of interest include intersectionality in apocalyptic and disaster films, Artificial Intelligence, writing for animation, YA SFF, and LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media.

Pronouns: he/they
Location: DC Metro area

Twitter: @brahidaliz


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