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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:

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:

18 March 2016
Update 31 March
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JB and CB Book Signing Tour

John and Carole will be touring the UK to sign copies of their new novel featuring Animare twins, Matt and Em Calder - Conjuror.

Confirmed venues for the tour are:

Friday, 6 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Cardiff, 2a The Hayes, CF10 1WB

Saturday, 7 May, 1.00pm:
Waterstones Bluewater Shopping Centre, West Village, Greenhithe, Bluewater, Kent DA9 9SE

Sunday, 8 May, 1.00pm:
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT

Monday, 9 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Reading, Broad Street United Reform Building, 89a Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Tuesday, 10 May, 4.15pm:
Waterstones Newton Mearns, 38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EY

Wednesday, 11 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD

Thursday, 12 May, 5.30pm:
Waterstones Manchester Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ

Friday, 13 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 HIgh Street, Birmingham B4 7SL

Updated 31 March: There is no pre-booking for the Waterstones' events - just come along and join the queue. For Foyles, you may register for a Priority Queue ticket, which will also enter you into a draw for some fun prizes. Visit the Foyles site for details of their event and how to register for the competition:

You may take photos while in the queue or at the table at all the signings but please do not ask John and Carole to pose for photos as time is limited.

Conjuror will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus on 5 May and can be pre-ordered from:

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.

18 March 2016
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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:

15 March 2016
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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:

15 March 2016
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JB Convention: Calgary Expo

John is returning to Calgary for this year's Expo. The four-day pop-culture event will be held at Stampede Park, BMO Center, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1 from 28 April to 1 May. John is currently expected to be there on Saturday, 30 April and Sunday, 1 May.

Buy your tickets and find out everything you need to know about the event at:

29 February 2016
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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:

25 June 2015
Updated 20 Feb 2016
Malcolm Merlyn

JB TV: Arrow Season 4

The CW Network in the US have announced that Arrow Season 4, due to start filming soon, will be broadcast from Wednesday, 7 October, at 8.00pm (ET).

Other networks have not yet confirmed broadcast schedules for Arrow Season 4.

Update 20 February 2016: Arrow is airing on The CW (US) on Wednesdays at 8.00pm (ET) and will return to Sky1 (UK) from Wednesday, 2 March at 8.00pm.

1 February 2016
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JB and CB novel: Conjuror

Matt and Em Calder, the Animare twins, are soon to continue their adventures in a new novel by John and Carole, Conjuror. Now 16 years old and working for Orion - the Animare MI5 - Matt and Em protect the secrecy of their order and investigate crimes committed by their own kind.

Conjuror will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus on 5 May and is now available for pre-order. John and Carole will be in the UK to sign copies of the book at venues around the UK from 6 to 13 May. Full details of the signing tour will be confirmed soon.

1 February 2016
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JB Convention: City of Heroes 2

John will be joining his Arrow and Flash colleagues at the second City of Heroes convention in Birmingham, UK. The event will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 13-15 May.

If you aren't able to attend the convention, but would still like to meet John for a photo op or to get his autograph, Rogue Events also have available a special ticket. For more information on the event and tickets, visit the event website:

6 January 2016
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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.

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.