The technorati gather en-masse once a year to slap each-other on the back and share a drink or two in the epicenter of it all. While the film industry has the Oscars (highly over-rated in my opinion) the geeks have the Crunchies. Awards are dispersed, speeches are given, and you get to see people dressed in something other than a hoodie. Unfortunately the Crunchies of 2015 have been most notable for the performance of actor / comedian TJ Miller as host who tried to be funny and failed.
Since the crowdfunding world came into existence, crowdfunded projects and crowdfunding platforms have had a solid showing. This year was little different except for the fact the Angel of the Year award went to not one – but many. At this year’s Crunchies ALL of the backers of Oculus Rift (or VR) were anointed Angelic. All the backers of the original crowdfunding campaign that rocketed Oculus to legendary status were acknowledged. In 2012 Oculus raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter from 9,522 backers – will they each receive a trophy?
Oculus, who came home with more awards than one, had Nate Miller, VP of product at Oculus there to tweet about it;
— Nate Mitchell (@natemitchell) February 6, 2015