UPDATE (12 p.m. ET):
OK. This was actually an April Fool's Day joke. Canada Reads will NOT in fact be broadcast in 3D next year. Great books don't need bells and whistles. But we will try to make the best show possible. Hope you all have a great April!
The excitement for Canada Reads starts earlier and earlier every year. It hasn't even been a month after Canada Reads 2014 and we're already planning next year's event. We've always been about pushing boundaries, and 2015 will be no exception --
Canada Reads will be broadcast in 3D!
That's right, we're adding another dimension. Those watching the livestream and TV broadcast from home will be sent 3D glasses, so the debate action will seem livelier and more animated than ever. You may remember the CBC's first experiment with 3D broadcasting, the documentary Queen Elizabeth in 3D
But our futuristic experience doesn't stop there. Panelists often feel the presence of their authors even though they aren't actually present in the studio. Well, now they really will be there -- in a way
. Using hologram technology, the authors will be "beamed" into the studio (from wherever they are) so they can take part in the discussions as well.*
So stay tuned, because in the coming months, we'll make big announcements about next year's theme and panelists.
*Holograms may cause confusion and nausea for those in studio audience.