Co-opatopia Magic

Co-opatopia Magic

Last weekend I performed for the first-annual Coopatopia held at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.   A cooperative (“coop”) or co-operative (“co-op”) is an association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual benefit. Learn more at


  • Are owned and democratically controlled by their members.
  • Co-op members elect their board of directors from within the membership.
  • Return surplus revenues (income over expenses and investment) to members proportionate to their use of the cooperative, not proportionate to their “investment” or ownership share.
  • Exist solely to serve their members.

These are good things!  Participating businesses and organizations ranged from schools to artist galleries to credit unions and food co-ops.

It was great seeing some old friends from the community.  A special thanks to Gayla with TwinStar Credit Union and Lee with O’Bee Credit Union… both co-ops!  And, my friend Dave with Pacific Stage for his always-professional job providing the stage, sound system, and lights.

I even performed magic on the radio for Mixx 96.1 FM’s Dave Mann.  (I know you’re thinking, ‘How gullible are listeners to believe a magic trick that they can only HEAR?’  But seriously, it is possible, and I’ve done several magic tricks over the airwaves.  )

Visit to learn more, and for details about next year’s event.

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