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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 09:28 pm
Below is a list of documentaries with short descriptions taken from Wikipedia.

Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film directed by Roger Nygard about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek franchise.

Trekkies 2 is the 2003 sequal to Trekkies. This documentary film travels throughout the world, mainly in Europe, to show fans of Star Trek, commonly known as Trekkies, who do not live in the United States.

Trek Nation is a documentary film examining the positive impact that Star Trek may have had on people's lives on the eve of its 40th anniversary. Includes interviews by Rod Roddenberry with castmembers and crew from all five Star Trek shows, as well as various fans and celebrities who were markedly influenced by the show while growing up.

Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a 2005 documentary film about the growth of Tolkien fandom.

Monster Camp - See this entry.

Darkon is a 2006 documentary film that follows the real-life adventures of the Darkon Wargaming Club in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of fantasy live-action role-playing (LARP) gamers.

Adventures in Voice Acting contains interviews with close to 100 voice actors, producers, and casting directors that are in anime dubs and video games.

Go, Go, Anime! is a 2004 documentary loosely centered on Anime Expo 2003. There are three main threads that are woven through the film – the first concerns the members of cosplay group Sailor Jamboree, the second is about a group of older anime fans, and the third features amateur manga artists, focusing mainly on artist Henry Liao.

Otakumentary is a 20 minute film on fandom that was shown at Otakon in 2001.

Otaku Unite! is a 2004 documentary look at American fans of Japanese culture, specifically anime and manga, who are better known by their self-proclaimed title of Otaku.

Invasion: Anime, a 2002 documentary that looks into the world of anime aimed more toward the novice than the expert. Not quite "Trekkers," this movie tends not to poke fun at "fanboys" but focuses on the creators and critics with a nod towards the obsessive fan base.

Adventures Into Digital Comics is a 2006 documentary by Sébastien Dumesnil about the fall of the comic book industry in the 1990s and the emergence of webcomics since then. The film features interviews with various comic book and webcomic artists and authors.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 10:59 pm
Monster Camp is a documentary released in 2007 and directed by Cullen Hoback about a group of Live Action Role Players (LARP) in Seattle who play in the NERO LARP system. It shows the game from a variety of different angles, from the point of view of the Player Characters, Non-player characters, monsters, the game Owner, plot characters, and the family members of the players.

Film summary and my thoughts )