Last Chance to Attend the Crunchies Awards on Friday


The last 100 seats to attend Friday’s Crunchies Awards are on sale now. Act fast!

Reminder, the Crunchies Awards start at 7:30 pm Friday night at the historic Herbst Theater in San Francisco (seating opens at 6:45, and we encourage you to arrive early.) Along with our co-hosts, GigaOm and VentureBeat, we’ll announce the winners to our 18 award categories from over 125 finalists. Voting concluded at midnight last night.

The Crunchies Awards celebrate the best technology achievements of 2009.

The Richter Scales will make a repeat performance. Scott Meltzer and Katrine Spang-Hanssen from Comedy Industries will help us laugh about 2009. Other special guest appearances too, they’re a surprise.

Once these sell out, we’ll also release 100 tickets to attend just the after party. We’ve been getting non-stop requests to find a way to open up more tickets, so this will bring us to full-out party capacity.

There’s lots of good stuff to enjoy at the after-party, co-hosted with Microsoft BizSpark and award benefactor Founders Fund. DJ Inertia (aka Ryan Jeffs) is flying in to spin music for us. Ryan is one of us, a tech engineer by trade. He leads a double life as an electronic music DJ with a new startup label Republik Records. He’s been featured in the playlists of artists like Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and countless others.

Grey Goose Vodka has designed some custom celebratory cocktails for us to enjoy. Cannonball is hosting wine, and LewisPR is providing embargo-free beer. The North Light Court of City Hall will have casino games: thanks to Armor Games, Betfair, Kosmix, Outcast Communications, SecondMarket, SGN and Zong. Stop by the DailyBooth photowall. We’ll also have start-up demos for you to enjoy from SGN, Tap11 and select fbFund companies. Big thank you to Solana and the talented team at DesignAboutTown for making us look great.

We hope to see you there. If you can’t attend the event in person, please join us for the live stream, hosted by Ustream and filmed by Future-Works. Plymedia will provide live captioning of the ceremony.