Coming soon from Big Finish, an exciting new Torchwood audio drama, Torchwood: Outbreak.
"A city under siege, a virus on the loose – and Torchwood is ready! John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles assemble in a full-cast box-set to be released in November 2016."
To pre-order the box-set, visit:
6 January 2016
Updated 29 May
New DC Arrow comic by John and Carole
John and his sister Carole have a new writing collaboration for us, a DC Comic series that explores the back story of John's Arrow character, Malcolm Merlyn. John told TV Insider, "It has to be one of the coolest things we’ve done together."
The comic, Arrow: The Dark Archer, will initially be available in digital format. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday 13 January (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). A print edition will be available later.
Update 29 May: Carole Barrowman has confirmed that the print version of the comic is scheduled for release on 31 August.
20 May 2016
JB Radio: Inheritance Tracks
Inheritance Tracks is a feature on the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live show, which celebrates music that guests cherish and would like to bestow on future generations. John's Inheritance Tracks will air on Saturday, 21 May. Saturday Live is broadcast from 9am to 10.30am. Listen live at:
An Evening With John Barrowman, Denver
Join John on 18 June for a special evening of stories, Q&A, and generally having a blast - as usual! This event will be held from 8.00pm at the Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver CO.
To book tickets, visit:
Update 15 May: John will be joined at this very special evening event by his parents and his husband, Scott.
JB to host Saturn Awards
John will be MC of the 42nd Saturn Awards to be held on 22 June in Burbank. The annual awards are run by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, a non-profit organisation founded in 1972 to promote these genres.
For more information about the Awards, visit:
JB Convention: Boston Comic Con
John is off to Boston for their 2016 Comic Con. The event is being held at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston MA 02210. John is scheduled to attend on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 August.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event website:
While John is in the UK for the Conjuror book signing tour, he will be guesting on radio and TV shows. Listen out for recorded interviews on:
BBC Radio Scotland - Janice Forsyth Show
Listen to BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright in the Afternoon (broadcast date now confirmed as Tuesday, 17 May)
Listen to BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 4 - Inheritance Tracks on Saturday Live (broadcast date to be confirmed)
Listen to BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Berkshire
Listen to BBC Radio Berkshire
BBC Radio Ulster
Listen to BBC Radio Ulster
John will be appearing live on The One Show on BBC1 on Thursday, 19 May.
Interviews will also be published in the Daily Mail Weekend magazine, the Sunday Mail (Scotland) and Waitrose Weekend (free magazine available from supermarket Waitrose).
JB Convention: OzComicCon Melbourne
John is heading back to Australia in June to attend OzComicCon in Melbourne. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 and 12 June.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the convention website:
Follow OzComicCon on Twitter: @ozcomiccon and Facebook: OzComicCon.
JB Conventions: HVFF, San Jose and Atlanta
John will be at the Heroes and Villains FanFests being held in San Jose and Atlanta. Details are:
San Jose: 27-28 August 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Atlanta: 19-20 November 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Heroes and Villains website:
John's sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will also be attending these events.
John and Carole writing Torchwood comic
Captain Jack is back! As well as appearing in the Big Finish audio dramas, Captain Jack is returning in a series of comic books, written by John and Carole. The comic is due to be available in shops from 6 July.
Titan Comics announced:
"The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists includingTommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)"
For more information, visit the Titan comics Tumblr page:
JB Convention: FanExpo Canada, Toronto
John is returning to Toronto for this year's FanExpo. The event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 1 to 4 September. John will be there on the Saturday and Sunday.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the convention website:
While waiting for the UK publication of Conjuror, have a listen to the novel's soundtrack, the playlist of the 17-year-old protagonist, Rémy Dupree Rush.
JB Convention: Megacon Orlando
John will be heading to Florida in May for the annual Megacon. The event will be held on 26 to 29 May at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. John is currently due to attend on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 May.
For full details about this event and to buy tickets, visit the convention website:
JB Convention: Denver Comic Con
This year's Denver Comic Con will take place at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver CO 80202 on 17-19 June. John will be there on Saturday 18 June and Sunday, 19 June.
For full details about this event and to buy tickets, visit the website:
JB and CB Convention: Awesome Con
John, together with his sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will be at this year's Awesome Con event at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC 20001. John will be there on Saturday, 4 June and Sunday, 5 June.
Full details of the convention and tickets are on the event website:
Captain Jack returns in new audiobook adventure
During his Magic FM radio show on Sunday, 3 May, John announced that he'd recently completed recording a new Torchwood audiobook adventure featuring Captain Jack for Big Finish productions. The audiobook, titled Torchwood: The Conspiracy, is expected to be available in September on CD and digital download with further releases to come. For more information about the new Torchwood story and to pre-order this story or buy a subscription to receive the whole series, visit the Big Finish website:
Big Finish have released a podcast in which John talks about recording the audiobook:
A request from John
Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.
All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.
A reminder about online chats. They're not John!
Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As on Facebook.