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Welcome to Frogs In Space!

If you are a frog (or feel like one) and you came from outer space (or feel like you belong there), then this is the group for you.  It's just that simple!

Note:  Just as frogs jump from one lily pad to another, this group may move to different locations.

A brief history of Frogs In Space (written by Hans on Groundhog Day 2016):

This meetup group used to be called Hong Kong Casting Call.  It was founded in 2002.  Over the years, the group had various organizers and had some active periods here and there.  The activity died out in 2013 and stayed that way for over a year.  In May 2015, the organizer stepped down without designating a successor.  I took over the group (essentially, volunteering to pay the fee to keep the group alive) for two reasons, one is to support the furtherance of creative community in Hong Kong, and the other is to prevent the group from being taken over for nefarious purposes (as some meetup groups are out there trying to sell you something*).  My efforts to bring the group back to life have failed.  Here are some examples (click on the "Past" tab to see the events referenced).  (1) 23 Sep 2015: I posted an actual casting call, including 20 roles in various student films.  Out of 700 "thespians" in the group, not a single one came to the auditions.  (2) 17 Dec 2015:  I held an organizational meeting open to all, to brainstorm ideas and identify people who can host events as co-organizers.  Although there were a few people who said they want to make something happen (and they were added to the leadership team), nothing has happened since then.  (3) 1 Feb 2016:  I scheduled a dinner discussion about arts/media as a second career.  Four members RSVP'd and all four were no-shows!  Conclusion:  The group has been suffering from a severe case of apathy and lack of inspiration/initiative.  Solution:  Hong Kong Casting Call has come to an end.  Long live Frogs In Space!

(*) Examples of meetups trying to sell you something (this information is provided as a public service to the HK creative community):

• The so-called Hong Kong Performing Arts Meetup, which claims to be doing "casting calls" but in reality isn't casting anything -- they are selling arts classes (see their 10 Nov 2015 event page, comments section, "Is this a casting call?").

• Various arts/media meetups in Singapore advertising a get-rich seminar ("Wanna be an Ultra-Net Worther?").

Good luck and may the frogs be with you.

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