Crunchies Tickets Are Live… Voting Will Launch Later This Week

December 15th, 2008

We’ve just released the first batch of tickets for the Crunchies Awards Ceremony any After-Party. Get them now.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 pm, Friday January 9. We’ve commissioned the Richter Scales to launch a new song at the ceremony, and there will be other surprises to keep the event lively.

We’re expanding the reception this year to the beautiful rotunda of City Hall, directly across the street from the theater. Big thank you to MySpace, who is co-hosting the after-party and bringing a celebrity DJ for us. There will be an open bar and finger-food served from 9 pm – midnight. We’re also hosting a game room with a mix of online and traditional games to enjoy.

Additional details on GigaOm, VentureBeat and SiliconAlleyInsider.

Thank You Sponsors
Thank you to the following companies who quickly stepped up to help sponsor the 2008 Crunchies Awards: Amiando, Charles River Ventures, Mayfield, Microsoft BizSpark, MySpace, Media Temple and UStream.

If you would like to add your name to that list and be part of something special, contact jlogo at or heather at There are many creative ways to show your support and help us recognize innovation and entrepreneurship in tech.

Look for finalist voting to launch later this week. We’ll give you a bit of advance warning here when we’re close. Thanks for your patience.

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1) Nominate your favorites

Nominate the companies and products you believe most deserve industry recognition for achievements made in the past year, 2008 from now through midnight, PST Wednesday, December 10. If you are a site, grab a badge to encourage your community to nominate you for a Crunchie.

2) Vote on finalists

The Crunchies Committee will choose five finalist companies for each award category. Finalist voting will run Monday, December 15 through Wednesday, January 7 midnight PST.

3) Join the ceremony!

The Awards Ceremony will take place at 7:30 pm, Friday, January 9 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. It's an elegant, old world theater with 900 seats that will help give the awards the air of importance we believe they deserve. General admission tickets will be released in December.

The reception will follow from 9 pm – midnight across the street in City Hall’s Rotunda. After-party co-host MySpace will be supplying a celebrity DJ. There will be an open bar, finger food, game room, and other fun surprises.

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About the Crunchies 2008

The 2008 Crunchies is our second annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. The Crunchies is co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, and TechCrunch. Best of all, the internet community is invited to choose who wins.

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