Epicentre being transformed for DNC

Epicentre being transformed for DNC

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 12:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic National Convention rolls into town in about a week and one of the most happening places in Charlotte will be the Epicentre.

Ed Camp is the director of business development and public relations for the Epicentre and he stopped by NewsChannel 36's studio Friday morning to give viewers the scoop about what will be going on there.

"We've been working for months on getting ready to welcome the world to Charlotte and to the Epicentre," Camp said.

MSNBC will be broadcasting shows live from the Epicentre during the convention.

"MSNBC will be set up in the very middle, close to the elevators. They'll have a 20 x 25 foot set and will be handling 20 hours of live programming during the days of the convention," Camp said.

Camp added that the show encourages a live audience and that if you'd like to go, it will not be too difficult to get there.

The Epicentre will also be home to numerous interactive attractions.

"MSNBC there of course. We've got Morning Joe at BlackFinn, we'll have a bust of Obama that will be outside of BlackFinn. It's a sand sculpture -- a great photo opportunity. And then we've got CNN's Morning Grill at Vida. And NBC's Universal Experience will be inside Enso," Camp said.

Many celebrities are expected to party it up in Charlotte and Camp said you shouldn't have a hard time running into a few at the Epicentre.

"I tell people to bring their autograph book, and you'll find people. There'll be a lot of private parties -- breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night. After the gavel we're going to be the after-party place. We're the front porch of the convention," said Camp.

There are various ways to get to the Epicentre during the convention. If you plan on heading down, click on the video for directions and guidelines.

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