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Mercer County West Virginia, is nestled deep in the heart of Appalachia. Our area is filled with a rich history of coal mining and the unique culture that emerged. Coal mining communities created a type of hospitality that is unmatched anywhere in the south. Consider this your personal invitation to come and relax in Mercer County, but be prepared…you will love it so much, you may just want to stay! Mercer County, West Virginia's Southern Gateway.

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Welcome to Rising Star's 25th anniversary!

Twenty-Five Years of Fandom

In 25 years of Fandom, a lot of things have happened. Many faces have come and gone, and many new ones have become part of our hearts. Join us this year to help honor old memories and make new ones. We are sure to have a grand time!

Awesome Things to Do

There are many, many things to keep you busy over the weekend. There's the anime room, video gaming, live-action role play, a Brony meetup, a costume call, a SF/comedy concert, robotics demos, art demos, a collectibles auction, and much much more.