Philip Paul Sacco

Philip Paul Sacco

     Author / Performer

Mr. Sacco was born in New York and moved to Georgia as a youngster with his family. He completed his education receiving a degree in biology and physics from Augusta University. He went on to get a degree in dental technology from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, graduating summa cum laude.

Rekindling a childhood interest in Astronomy in the early 1990’s, he went on to become an officer of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, holding the positions of President and Vice President of Observing several times. Taking an avid interest in taking astronomy to the public, he held a national office as the South Eastern Regional Director of the Astronomical League (S.E.R.A.L) for six years. Today he holds the title of ‘Master Astronomer’ by the Astronomical League, one of some 160 world-wide. Over the course of several years, Mr. Sacco developed a chapter of Astronomy at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Management Area. The Chapter today has grown to over 60 members and hosts regular public viewing events.

Philip takes an unusual approach to astronomy with the public, preferring naked eye observing and the re-telling of the tales represented in the heavens. His entertaining ‘Walk-n-Talks’ are a treat for all. He is well known as a Mythologist able to weave the convoluted stories of the ancients in an entertaining and educational way. He also has a penchant for mixing science fact with science fiction in his ‘after midnight’ talks.

A profoundly spiritual individual, Mr. Sacco is a recognized speaker on spiritual warfare, having written a book on the topic entitled ‘Awaken the Warrior.’ His book is a multi-discipline study of the armor of God, breaking each piece down Biblically, historically as well as psychologically. He maintains an active ministry and can be found online at He is a one of a kind Christian minister magician, teaching spiritual principles with the aid of sleight of hand magic. Having studied the art of sleight of hand since the age of 7, Mr. Sacco loves entertaining impromptu audiences with otherwise unbelievable feats all the while teaching about character, morality, and spiritual awareness.

Philip has put his background as a scientist to good use in his study of the making of mead. Having started with a 2000 year old Roman recipe he researched some 33 years ago, today he teaches how to make and appreciate this age old golden elixir. His technique is unique and of his own creation, breaking many conventional ‘rules’ to derive a delicious and reproducible product he labels by the name “Roman Daze Meadery.”

For a truly intoxicating experience, one must join Mr. Sacco for a mead tasting and witness his skills with sleight of hand as he practices One Magical Knight weaving lessons of the Spirit with his spirits. Just ask him to show you some magic, he will gladly entertain at the drop of a hat!

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Philip Paul Sacco

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Dark Darker Darkest
Philip Paul Sacco (GameMaster): Dark Darker Darkest is an intense cooperative survival horror board game for a team of up to 7 players, urban survivors who try to fight the darkness in an unsettling location: the house of Doctor Mortimer, which holds the antidote to a virus turning the world into an army of undead.
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Sat 11:00AM Autograph Session (M. Allen, Leacock, Sacco)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Talisman Sudden Death
Philip Paul Sacco (Game Master): Talisman is an adventure board game set in a high fantasy medieval world. Players have 14 characters to choose from all based on role playing archetypes, such as heroes, wizards, villains, thieves, monsters, etc. The game makes players feel they are traveling the world to find equipment, weapons, ancient relics, and companions that will help them on their quest to acquire the Crown of Command.
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Sat 03:00PM Author's Alley (Holmes, G. Martin, S. Osborn, Sacco, Sherrer)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Magic Show
Magician Philip Paul Sacco will entertain with feats of ledgerdemain - come one come all!
Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 09:30PM Hypnotism Presentation / Demonstration
Magician Philip Paul Sacco presents one of the lesser understood arts of magic, Hypnotism. Begins with an introduction to what hypnotism is, and then asks for volunteers to become subjects.
M: Tennessee River Room
(90 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Shadows Over Camelot

Philip Paul Sacco (Game Master): Shadows over Camelot is a cooperative/semi-cooperative hand-management and deduction-based board game for 3 to 7 players. Each player represents a knight of the Round Table and they must collaborate to overcome a number of quests, ranging from defeating the Black Knight to the search for the Holy Grail

M: East/West Room
(180 min)
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