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15 June 2016
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JB Convention: Honolulu Comic Con

John will be making his first appearance at the Honolulu Comic Con in July. The event will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, on 29-31 July. John is scheduled to attend on 30 and 31 July.

For full details about this event and to buy tickets, visit the event website at:

15 June 2016

JB Panto: Dick Whittington

Yes, it's the news so many fans have been waiting for! John will be back at the Birmingham Hippodrome this panto season to star as Dick Whittington. He'll once again team up with the Krankies and they will be joined by Steve McFadden (known to soap afficionados as Phil Mitchell in Eastenders) as King Rat.

Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Dick Whittington will be directed by Michael Harrison. Michael said: "Once again we are delighted to bring together a sensational cast of talented performers for the Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime, which – as always – will be a spectacle on a par with any West End show in terms of scale and production values."

Dick Whittington runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday, 19 December 2016 until Sunday, 29 January 2017. Tickets available now!

  • By phone on: 0844 338 5000
5 June 2016
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JB Convention: Heroes and Villains New York

John has confirmed that he will be at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest event in New York that was rescheduled after being snowed in earlier in the year. There should be little chance of snow on 2-3 July at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus New Jersey, but there will be lots of fun!

For full details about this event and to buy tickets, go to:

15 March 2016
Updated 5 June
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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:

Update 5 June: John is now expected to attend on Friday, 17 June, as well as the Saturday and Sunday.

3 June 2016
John as Munro on Reign

JB TV: Reign

John appears in episode 17 of Season 3 of The CW's historical drama, Reign. He plays Munro, "a powerful Scottish clan leader who poses a threat to the Queen's crown." (TV Guide).

This epsiode is scheduled to air on The CW network (US) on Monday, 13 June at 8/7c. Reign is also broadcast by Netflix in the UK (broadcast date to be confirmed).

2 June 2016
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JB Convention: Wizard World Chicago

John will be back in Chicago for the Wizard World convention in August. Held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, John is scheduled to attend on the Saturday, 20 August and Sunday, 21 August.

Full details and tickets can be found on the event website:

31 May 2016
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JB Convention: Montreal Comic Con

Montreal Comic Con have confirmed that John will be a Special Guest at their 2016 Comic Con at the Palais de Congres. John is scheduled to attend on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 July.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event website:

29 May 2016
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Torchwood: Outbreak

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
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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:

4 May 2016
Updated 15 May
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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.

12 May 2016
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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:

7 May 2016
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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:

3 May 2016
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JB Press

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).

27 April 2016
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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.

21 April 2016
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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.

14 April 2016
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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:

5 April 2016
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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:

30 March 2016
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Conjuror Playlist

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.

4 May
Captain Jack

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.

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