The Cypher Society. Tampa Bay, Florida.
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The Cypher Society. Society Has Evolved.


It all started in the ancient days.
On March 4, 1988, C. A. Passinault, a teen wiz kid, set out to create the ultimate party, and threw a hotel party in Brandon, Florida, with a group of friends. Those friends were Shawn Greenwood, James Johnson, Andrea Wilford, and about 12 others, some of whom worked with them at Little Caesars in Riverview, Florida.
On that day, the Friday Night Party Animals were formed.
The party was a lot of fun, too. It was at room 321 at the Budgetel in Brandon, Florida, and it would love on as a local legend.
The next few years saw some advancements. By 1989, the Friday Night Party Animals (FNPA) had new members, which included Sabrina Aplin, Keri Esteppe, Jennifer Moore, Mark Porter, Kelly Duval, Bradley Smith, Michael Browning, and many others, and the Spring of 1989 saw an endless stream of interesting parties in Riverview and in Brandon.
The Friday Night Party Animals gave way in 1990 to something else, and the group disbanded as they evolved.
In 1990, at college in Sable Park, Passinault and a group of new friends from school founded a Fraternity and a Sorority, the Alpha Beta Delta fraternity and the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority (Alpha Gamma Delta was renamed Alpha Omega Delta in 1995 after some research at the University of South Florida, although by then both organizations were dead, and were never active again, although Passinault tried to update them). There were around 30 members, and new types of events were thrown at apartments that were turned into compact fraternity houses. By 1991, the Fraternity and the Sorority were even more organized, with more meetings and politics than actual parties, although Passinault formed several committees to develop theme events; what was to become interactive theme events, the prototype finally debuting years after college and the fraternity and sorority were long dead and in the past, on January 31, 1998.
During the first year of the Fraternity and the Sorority (these organizations are important, especially in the present, but we will get to that), Passinault got sick and tired of people borrowing his tapes and not returning them (Jennifer and Melissa; especially Jennifer). Since 1989, he was really serious about music, mainly dance music, and people kept swiping his tapes, as he had good taste in music. By 1990, however, armed with a double cassette dubbing boombox, a microphone, and stack of tapes, both albums and high bias 90 minute blank tapes, and a whole lot of creativity, Passinault became DJ Wiz Kid, since he still looked like a teenager, and began producing DJ programs.
From 1990 to 1991, he produced 19 programs with that basic equipment.
In 1991, Passinault threw two hotel parties, one in the Summer with his Fraternity and Sorority, which was a success, and one in the Fall of 1991. That Fall 1991 was his last hotel party, as it was a disaster. On November 2, 1991, a gang from Lakeland, inspired by one of his DJ programs, decided to travel to the party and crash it. The party, called “Sex on the Beach”, ended in a riot, and it led to more trouble for Passinault. That party would live on in infamy, and today it is also a legend.
In 1992, Passinault lost everything, and had to start over. This time, however, he decided to get serious, and more professional. He invested in new gear and built a studio at a relatives house in Tampa, which took two years.
In 1993, Passinault decided to change his DJ name from DJ Wiz Kid to DJ Frontier, as he was getting older, although he retained the rights to DJ Wiz Kid. A few months later in 1993, too, he decided to start an underground subculture to replace his fraternity and sorority, and he called it the Frontier Society, playing it off of his DJ name. It was more name than functional, however, as, unlike his previous social organizations, the Frontier Society only had one member, Passinault himself.
Of course, that was then.
Deciding on the DJ Frontier and the Frontier Society branding in 1993, Passinault spent a lot of time and money building a professional studio, complete with a Peavey DJ Mixer. By 1994, the studio was assembled, calibrated, and ready to go, and Passinault resumed DJ’ing programs under his DJ Frontier name.
This lasted until 1997, when Passinault began doing work as a photographer and started web site production work. As a DJ, Passinault had become roped into DJ’ing weddings and other things that he did not like. He would have to take time to figure out how to work his DJ career like he wanted it. Passinault and his DJ Frontier work would take a couple of decades off.
Also in 1994, Passinault put down some strict production formats and quality standards for his DJ Programs. One element of the new program format were J Card covers for the cassette programs, and Passinault needed photographs and design template for that. To support his DJ project, he founded a photography and design company, Aurora PhotoArts, on June 10, 1994, which would serve primarily a support role for the next six years.
In 1998, Passinault put together his first web site, Colony Alpha, which was an online community and organization of artists before social media. Several artists had profiles on Colony Alpha, and it was a success. Colony Alpha was also the first online entertainment and pop culture publication in the Tampa Bay area, evolving over the years to become Frontier Pop in 2010.
With web site work increasing in 1998, Passinault needed images for that site. Investing a lot of money into film and development, Aurora PhotoArts began to grow, and Passinault did an increasing amount of work as a photographer. He did better and better photography sessions with successfully better models.
By 2000, Passinault became a professional photographer, and Aurora PhotoArts became a photography and design business offering services to the public, no longer in a supportive role for other Passinault projects. Passinault’s photography work began to displace his DJ work. By 2004, Passinault would be known more as a photographer than a DJ.
In 2003, Passinault had Frontier Society .Com, and he had it for a while. He made a mistake managing it, however, and a cybersquatter not only took it, but bought up every iteration of it as a .Com to block Passinault from getting a good domain name for it. Passinault retained the rights to the branding and used a domain name for it, but because it had a hyphen in it, it was difficult to use for marketing, and most people omit the hyphen when typing in domain names.
For 14 years, Passinault wrestled with this while he worked on production projects and did photography with hundreds of models and talent.
And then it happened.
He figured out a new name for branding.
In 2017, the Frontier Society became the Cypher Society. Passinault cleared it in the trademark checks and locked down four domain names to use for it and to protect the branding, although he continued to retain rights to his Frontier Society branding.
Now, in the future, the Cypher Society will become an underground subculture and an organization made up of hundreds of members. That is what this web site is for.
After gestating and evolving for 24 years, the Frontier Society, now known as the Cypher Society, is finally ready to become a true subculture filled with gifted people who will work together to advance art, business, and culture. It will become one of the most innovative think tanks and subcultures in the United States.
Oh, and Frontier Pop? It will be a creative outlet for members of the Cypher Society as members contribute to the online publication.
Going back to the Fraternity and the Sorority, and why they are important even today, Passinault had become bogged down with politics in both organizations back in 1991, and felt that it kept them from doing much. Distilling both Greek organizations down to their essence, he came up with two disembodied social organizations in 2016, Seeking Interesting People (.Com) and Seeking Professionals (.Com), which are basically disembodied fraternal organizations. These, and especially their web sites, will be used to aggressively recruit members for the Cypher Society.
That is where we are, now.

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