Less than one hour left! October Drive and the OTW by the numbers!

It’s been an exciting October drive, and we have less than an hour left — we close things up (and stop marking donors as eligible to vote!) at midnight UTC tonight (What time is that where I am?)

We thought we’d give you a last minute reminder, and ask you to help make this drive our most successful to date. And while we do that, we wanted to share a few numbers!

As of right now, the OTW has 677 voting members in good standing, hailing from 32 countries across the globe. We’ve raised US$13,793.46 from 269 separate contributions, with an average donation amount of US$51.28. We had two donation matching grants — one for US$2,000 and one for US$2,200. 74 of our donors during this drive opted for a premium.

And a few numbers about the OTW! Right now, we are comprised of 89 staff in 17 committees. We’re strengthened by the time and hard work of around 300 coder and tester volunteers, 32 translation volunteers, and 95 active tag wrangling volunteers. We put in a lot of hours! But they go by quickly and productively, and we haven’t counted them up. 🙂

To wrap up, how about a few numbers about the Archive of Our Own, for trivia value?

There are a total of 5461 fandoms currently represented; the average number of stories per fandom is 21. There are 4936 fandoms with fewer stories than the average, and 525 fandoms with more stories than the average!

Fandoms in the AO3 with exactly 21 works are:

  • Apocalyptica – 21
  • Mirrormask (2005) – 21
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo – 21
  • Ginyuu Mokushiroku Meine Liebe | Meine Liebe – 21
  • Suikoden III – 21
  • Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – 21
  • Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin – 21
  • Strangers in Paradise – 21
  • Tales of Symphonia – 21
  • Baseball RPF – 21
  • Power Rangers Mystic Force – 21
  • No Night Is Too Long (2002) – 21
  • Malory Towers – Enid Blyton – 21
  • Alex Rider – Anthony Horowitz – 21
  • X-Men (Ultimateverse) – 21
  • Standoff – 21
  • Queen of Swords – 21
  • Escaflowne – 21

The top 25 fandoms in the AO3 right now, in reverse order by number of works, are:

  • Criminal Minds – 629
  • Final Fantasy VII – 680
  • Gundam Wing – 718
  • Fullmetal Alchemist – 732
  • Heroes – 900
  • NCIS – 948
  • The X-Files – 961
  • Highlander: The Series – 1107
  • The Sentinel – 1108
  • Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien – 1156
  • Smallville – 1244
  • House M.D. – 1341
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003) – 1345
  • Lord Of The Rings RPF – 1354
  • Firefly – 1554
  • Merlin (BBC) – 1602
  • Torchwood – 1875
  • Star Trek (2009) – 2005
  • due South – 2119
  • Angel: the Series – 2245
  • Stargate SG-1 – 3297
  • Supernatural – 4841
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 5187
  • Stargate Atlantis – 6705
  • Harry Potter – Rowling – 7991

You still have time! Please donate — we would love to count you in.

2 thoughts to “Less than one hour left! October Drive and the OTW by the numbers!”

  1. Awww, Tales of Symphonia! Makes me want to dig up that random Kratos/Mithos comment-fic to drive up the story count 😛

    Stats = so entertaining.

  2. Wow, cool stats. I’m amused that Lotrips has more stories than LotR, and that Twilight doesn’t appear on the top 25 list.

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