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3 March 2018
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JB Convention: DragonCon Atlanta

John will be back at DragonCon this year, revealing new cosplay, signing autographs and doing photo-ops. Plus his amazing, never-to-be-forgotten panel!

Tickets are now on sale at the convention website:

19 February 2018
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JB Convention: HVFF Dortmund

John is off to Germany in June for the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest at the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund. Come and join him on 2-3 June for a terrific weekend of fandom fun!

Read more about the convention and book your tickets at:

13 February 2018
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Barrowman Writing Workshop

The Barrowman Writing Workshop is back! Improve your writing skills at this intensive, revitalizing retreat on 4-6 May at the Monkey Tree Hotel in the beautiful surroundings of Palm Springs.

Sign up now to be considered for a place at Carole and John's unique workshop. Deadline for applications is 1 March. Read more at:

8 February 2018
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John Barrowman Cabaret - London

John is returning to the London stage, performing in Seth Rudetsky's cabaret show Broadway @ Leicester Square, at the Leicester Square Theatre, London.

The performances take place on Friday, 13 April and Saturday, 14 April. Tickets are now on sale from the theatre box office on 020 7734 2222 or online:

11 January 2018
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JB Convention: Denver Comic Con

The 2018 Denver Comic Con will be held at the Colorado Convention Center. John will be appearing on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 June for signing sessions, photo ops and his famous panel.

Read more about the convention and book your tickets at:

26 December 2017
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JB Convention: Alamo City Comic Con

Alamo City Comic Con is back in 2018, and John will be there. Held at the Alamodrome in San Antonio TX on 26-28 October, this is one of the biggest events in the area. John is scheduled to attend on 27-28 October.

Read more about this event and buy tickets at:

26 December 2017
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JB Convention: Lexington Comic Con

John will be making his first appearance at the Lexington Comic Con in 2018. The con will be held at the Heritage Hall, Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington KY, from 9-11 March. John is scheduled to attend on Saturday, 10 March and Sunday, 11 March.

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

24 December 2017
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JB Conventions: St Louis and Cleveland

John will be a guest at the Wizard World events in St Louis and Cleveland in the New Year.

Wizard World St Louis: 3-4 February 2018 at the America's Center, St Louis MO

Wizard World Cleveland: 3-4 March 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland OH

23 December 2017
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JB Convention: Puerto Rico Comic Con

The organisers of Puerto Rico Comic Con have confirmed that, despite the devastation and challenges resulting from Hurricane Maria earlier this year, "the show will go on" and the 2018 event will take place as planned.

John has been announced as the first confirmed guest at what is the largest convention in the Caribbean. The event will be held at Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, on 18-20 May.

Visit the event website for more information and to buy tickets:

23 December 2017
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JB and CB Convention: Awesome Con

John and his sister and co-author, Carole Barrowman, will be back in Washington DC for the 2018 Awesome Con at the Walter E Washington Convention Center from 30 March to 1 April.

For tickets and more information, visit:

20 December 2017
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JB Convention: Florida Supercon

The event organisers have confirmed that John will attend Florida Supercon in July 2018. Held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center, John will be there for a great weekend of fandom fun on 14 and 15 July.

For tickets and more information, visit:

20 December 2017
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JB Conventions: Supernova Melbourne and Gold Coast

By popular demand, John is heading back down-under next year for the Supanova events in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. He'll be at the Melbourne Supanova at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 21 and 22 April. The following weekend, 28 and 29 April, he'll attend the Gold Coast Supernova at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland.

For tickets and more information about both conventions, visit the Supanova website:

19 December 2017

JB Convention: Supercon, Raleigh NC

Fans in the NC area - or further afield - John will be heading your way in July for the Raleigh Supercon. And what a super con it will be! Signings, photos, panels, you won't want to miss it. John will attend on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 July.

For tickets and more information about the event, visit the convention website:

18 December 2017
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JB Convention: Rose City Comic Con

John is delighted to be returning to Portland OR for the 2018 Rose City Comic Con. He'll be at the Oregon Convention Center on 8 and 9 September. Come along and join in the fun!

For tickets and more information, visit the convention website:

18 December 2017
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JB Convention: Super Heroes Con IV - Paris

John's first convention in France! He will be at the Super Heroes Convention IV at the Hilton Roissy Charles de Gaulle on 23 and 24 June 2018. Book your tickets now for a terrific weekend of fandom fun!

Tickets and more information from:

Note: the website has both French and English versions.

22 November 2017
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JB Conventions: HVFF Chicago and Nashville

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest will be back in Chicago and Nashville next year, and John will be there to join in the fun! Come along for a great weekend of autographs, photo ops and John's unique and now-legendary panel!

Tickets and more information from:

Heroes and Villains Chicago, 7-8 April 2018 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center:

Heroes and Villains Nashville, 12-13 May 2018 at the Nashville Music City Center:

28 November 2017

JB TV: Good Morning Britain

John will be a guest on Good Morning Britain at around 8.20am Wednesday, 29 November, to chat all things panto! GMB airs on ITV (UK only).

25 November 2017

JB TV: Celebrity Juice

The Celebrity Juice Christmas Special, featuring John as a panellist, will air on Thursday, 14 December at 10.00pm on ITV2. Tune in for adult fun and mayhem!

22 November 2017
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JB Convention: HVFF London

Following a massively successful event in 2017, Heroes and Villains Fan Fest is returning to London Olympia in 2018. Join John and lots of other guests for a fun weekend of autographs, photo ops and John's unique and legendary panel!

Tickets and more information 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:


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:

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:

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.

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 an official Facebook page, plus Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the posts from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As. And check out the new social media platform, Unlocked, which John has just joined!