I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia--but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains. -- Liber AL vel Legis 3:72
Silent Auction & Raffle
During Coph Nia, we hold a silent auction & raffle. The items being auctioned and raffled off are donated by the vendors who attend Coph Nia, the members of the OAV and members of the community. The gay pagan community has some wonderfully talented artisans and craftspeople and this is really your opportunity to purchase or win some incredible magickal items. Here's a brief Q&A on the Magickal Silent Auction & Raffle.
Where does the money raised go?
All proceeds of the silent auction & raffle benefit the Ordo Aeternus Vovin and their work. It may be used in various ways. Most of the proceeds go back to Coph Nia by paying for infrastructure items and expenses related to the event. Other uses include paying for the members of the OAV to attend other events and provide GLBT programming.
Can I donate an item? What may I donate?
Yes! We love how generous our community is and you are most certainly invited to donate an item or several to the silent auction & raffle. You can donate anything that you think other gay or bisexual pagan men would be interested in--artwork, books, music, magickal tools, ritual clothing, etc.
What if I want to bid on something but don't have enough cash with me?
The campground offers Wifi Internet access so we will have a laptop set up so that you can pay and winning bids through our payment processor, WePay.
Are my donations tax deductible?
The Ordo Aeternus Vovin is not yet a fully recognized 501(c)3 organization but we are a religious not-for-profit. We will provide a receipt for all donations but you should consult with a tax professional as to whether or not you may deduct it. Raffle ticket purchases and winning bids are NOT tax deductible.
I see that there is a "Chinese Auction" on the opening night of the event. What is a "Chinese Auction"?
A "Chinese Auction" is a fun, live auction format. When an item is up for bid, you bid $1. If someone else wants the item, they bid $1. The most recent bidder wins and the auction runs until no one else bids.