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12 June 2017
Update 6 September

JB TV: Battle of the Network Stars

John is taking part in ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars - on the team of "Troublemakers"! The show launches on Thursday, 29 June at 9/8c. Read more about the show at Entertainment Weekly:

Update: 6 September Tune in to ABC at 9ET on Thursday, 7 September to cheer on John and his team of Troublemakers! John has posted a photo from the show on his Facebook page:

15 July 2017
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JB Convention: MegaCon Tampa Bay

John will be in Florida at the end of September for MegaCon Tampa Bay on Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October at the Tampa Convention Center. Come along to experience his unique panel, photo ops and signings!

Tickets and more information are available from:

30 June 2017
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JB Convention: Armageddon Auckland

Fans in New Zealand asked - and John answered! He'll be attending the Aramageddon FanExpo in Auckland on 20-23 October. Held at the ASB Showgrounds, this event attracts fans from all over New Zealand and further afield.

Tickets go on sale on 1 August from:

18 June 2017

JB and CB Comics: Cursed

Legendary Comics are teaming up with John, his sister and co-author Carole, and graphic novelist and writer Erika Lewis to create Cursed, a new comic book series that pits Celtic lore against a modern day anti-hero.

Speaking at Legendary's panel at Awesome Con in Washington DC, John said: "We've always wanted to write a story that pulls together our love of history, our Scottish heritage, and our love of sci-fi and the supernatural. Mix these all together and Cursed was born."

More info from Legendary Comics:

16 June 2017
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JB Convention: Pensacon - Pensacola FL

If you are looking out for events John will be attending in 2018, the first of these has now been announced. John will be at Pensacon in Pensacola FL next February. The event takes place on 23-25 February. John is expected to be there on the Saturday and Sunday.

Full information and tickets:

10 June 2017
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JB Conventions: Columbus and Chicago

It's all the "Cs" as Wizard World have confirmed that John will be at their conventions in Columbus and Chicago this August.

Wizard World Columbus will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on 4-6 August. Full info and tickets:

Wizard World Chicago is at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center from 24-27 August. Full info and tickets:

John is scheduled to attend both events on the Saturday and Sunday. These are fun events - the chance to spend the weekend with fellow fans, enjoy photo ops and signings and, of course, experience John's not-to-be-missed panels!

17 May 2017
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JB Convention: Salt Lake Comic Con

Are you in the Salt Lake area or planning a trip to Utah? You won't want to miss the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center on 21-23 September! John will be there for signings, photo ops and his not-to-be-missed panel.

Full information on the convention and tickets from:

5 May 2017

JB Panto: Dick Whittington

PANTO! John will be bringing Dick Whittington to the Manchester Opera House for this year's panto, teaming up once again with panto legends, The Krankies.

Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment's pantomimes said: "We're absolutely delighted that the ultimate showman, John Barrowman, will be leading the cast of this year's Manchester Opera House pantomime. John is always a favourite with panto audiences, which is no surprise given his immense talent."

Dick Whittington runs at the Manchester Opera House from Saturday, 9 December 2017 until Sunday, 7 January 2018. Tickets available now:

  • By phone: 0844 338 5000
4 May 2017
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JB Conventions: NY/NJ, Atlanta, San Jose

John will be continuing his 2017 convention tour with appearances at:

Heroes and Villains FanFest New York/New Jersey, 16-17 September:

Heroes and Villains FanFest Atlanta, 18-19 November:

Heroes and Villains FanFest San Jose, 2-3 December:

Buy your tickets now for a great weekend of signings, photo ops, John's now-legendary and unique panel - and even more!


30 March 2017
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Orion Chronicles: Nephilim

John and Carole's new novel in the Orion Chronicles series will be titled Nephilim.

Seventeen-year-old Rémy is a Conjuror – someone who can alter reality with his music. But such a talent comes with a price. He and his superpowered friends, Matt and Em Calder, are engaged in a dangerous battle to save humanity as we know it.

If they are to succeed, they must first decide who to trust. An amoral seventeenth-century artist? A quick-witted gang leader? Or a nephilim, half-angel and half-human, with silver-flecked wings? But time is running out. The friends must take action soon. For when fallen angels rule, chaos will reign.

Nephilim will be released in the UK by Head of Zeus in 2017.

10 March 2017
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Conjuror wins Book Award

Conjuror, the latest novel by John and his sister, Carole Barrowman, about the animare twins Matt and Em Calder, has won the 2017 Book Geek Book of the Year award. John and Carole are thrilled that the novel has been chosen for this award.

Read more about the awards and all the winners at:

6 January 2017
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JB Conventions: Chicago and Nashville

John will be at the Heroes and Villains FanFest events in Chicago (25-26 March) and Nashville (8-9 July). He's thrilled to be returning to cities he knows well. He grew up in the Chicago area, and Nashville is where he started his professional career. He's looking forward to meeting fans, signing autographs, doing photo ops, presenting his now-legendary panel and generally having fun!

Full details of these events and ticketing are at the HVFF website:

17 November 2016
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Holy Music Video

John and his husband, Scott, feature in Danielle LoPresti's new music video, Holy, which will be released at 11.18am PST on Friday, 18 November on All proceeds from the video will benefit the One Orlando Fund to benefit the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse Night club shooting.

The video features television star Anna Khaja as a Christian Minister who attempts to save the souls of her LGBT congregation members portrayed by real-life couples and families including John and Scott. The unscripted dialogue between Khaja's Minister and the families throughout the video create a riveting debate over the heart of the Bible's messaging.

4 October 2016
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John awarded HRC Visibility Award

John is honoured to be the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. He said, "I am so proud to be given this award by the Human Rights Campaign. It means the world that I am being honored for being me." The Award will be presented on 5 November in Palm Springs.

For more information on the Awards, visit the HRC Facebook page:

10 September 2016
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Torchwood: The Lives of Captain Jack

Captain Jack has led an extraordinary set of lives. We all know he travelled with the Doctor, we all know he ran Torchwood - but what else did he get up to? Find out in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full-cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide, and due for release in June 2017. These four adventures, written by Guy Adams and James Goss, see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.

"What's great about these stories," says John, "is that they're the kind of episode we didn't have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you've never seen before in a timey-wimey way. If you're a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them."

To pre-order the box-set, visit:

5 September 2016
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JB Music: Maddie

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Salibsury Playhouse premier of the Stephen Keeling, Shaun McKenna and Steven Dexter musical Maddie, Stage Door have announced the release of a special Deluxe Edition of the Original London Cast Album. The 2-disc set features remastered versions of songs from the original cast recording, new 2016 recordings plus a bonus disc with 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed by an illustrious roster of West End stars including John Barrowman and many others.

Due for release in October 2016, you can order your copy of Maddie now from:

8 July 2016
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John announces Torchwood Comic Special Edition

Torchwood #1 sees Captain Jack come back to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire ­ can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwoods before its flame is stamped out forever?!

Alongside the regular edition (in comic book stores August 3), Titan, Carole and I are proud to present a special convention edition of Torchwood which includes the entirety of Torchwood #1 plus extra fan-favorite adventure The Selkie with a brand-new cover from comic book legend Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman, Hellboy).

These regular and special editions are available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con. Carole and I will be guests on a special Titan panel where fans will be treated to announcements, behind-the-scenes reveals and upcoming plans for the Torchwood comic series. This panel will take place on Saturday July 23 at 15:30 in room 5AB. You will also have the opportunity to meet Carole and I at the show as we will be signing copies of Torchwood #1 on Sunday July 24 between 11:00am and 12:00pm at Autograph Area, Table AA21.

We are so excited about this new venture and bringing Torchwood back to life in a fresh, new, vibrant way and we can't wait for all of you to be a part of it come join us. See you in San Diego.
Love you, JB

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,, iBooks,, 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.

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:

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.