21 July 2021
JB Convention: Motor City Comic Con
The fall convention season is really getting back up and running! Motor City Comic Con have announced that John will be back at their event at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi MI, on 16 and 17 October.
Tickets are now on sale from:
17 July 2021
JB Convention: Alabama Comic Con
John will be at the two-day Alabama Comic Con at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in Birmingham, Alabama, on 9-10 October. Come along for a great event full of fandom fun.
Full details and tickets are available on the convention website:
6 July 2021
JB Convention: Calgary Expo
Join John at Western Canada's biggest pop culture expo at the Calgary Stampede Park, 10-12 September.
All the information you need to plan your visit and order your tickets is at the event website:
6 July 2021
JB Convention: MegaCon Orlando
Orlando will be hosting a Mega celebration of fandom in August and John will be there! The Orange County Convention Center is the place to be from 12-15 August.
Head over to the convention website for everything you need to know and to book your tickets.
30 June 2021
JB Convention: FanExpo Boston
The conventions are coming back and John will be on the convention trail soon! Join him for a fun fandom weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 3-5 September.
For more information and tickets, visit the event website at:
23 April 2021
JB TV: Ainsley's Food We Love
John will join Ainsley Harriott in his ITV kitchen on Saturday, 24 April to explore the Foods We Love. Tune into ITV at 11.35am for foodie heaven!
For more information on the show, visit the ITV website:
14 April 2021
JB TV: Celebrity Juice
John will be a guest on the new series of Celebrity Juice on Thursday, 15 April. Tune into ITV2 at 10.00pm for a fun and naughtiness-filled show!
2 April 2021
Please be aware that scammers are out in force at the moment. Multiple fake accounts have been showing up on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, to try to con fans and defraud them.
The latest scheme starts with a brazen fraudster pretending to be John and sending Instagram PMs warning about scammers, and sounds plausible. The scammer asks the fan to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp, and then asks for money.
Please alert your friends and fan groups. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the webteam at:
27 February 2021
All Star Musicals to return!
John is thrilled to be back to host a one-off special of All Star Musicals. The show gives celebrities the opportunity to perform, after vocal and dance training, for the panel of judges and a virtual audience. Their scores determine who will be crowned the champion performer.
John said: "Now more than ever we're all in need of some fabulous musical entertainment and I can’t wait to be reunited with Elaine Paige on stage for All Star Musicals. We've got the most amazing show lined up with something for everyone and lots and lots of surprises!"
Elaine Paige returns as head judge and mentor, with Samantha Barks and Trevor Dion Nicholas joining her on the judging panel. All Star Musicals will be filmed before a virtual audience on Friday, 12 March for broadcast on ITV at 6.30pm on Sunday, 21 March. If you'd like to be in the virtual audience, you can apply for tickets at:
For more information about the show, go to:
23 February 2021
John chats to Lulu
Fellow Scot, Lulu, invited John to join her for a chat on her live Instagram feed. Their conversation is available on Instagram at:
12 January 2021
John back on the Ice Panel
Update 8 March: Tune into ITV at 6.00pm for the grand finale of Dancing On Ice 2021. You can catch up with all the action from the series on the ITV Hub.
Sunday, 17 January sees the return of ITV's ice dance competition, Dancing On Ice. John will be back on the Ice Panel of judges, alongside Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo. Tune in at 6.00pm on Sundays to see how the competitors get on, and what John thinks of how they are doing!
Check out the full line-up of celebrity and pro ice dancers who will be appearing on the show.
10 February 2021
John on Emma Forbes' Podcast
John has been chatting to his friend, Emma Forbes, for her "Life and Soul" podcast. Grab a cuppa and listen in on their conversation at the link below.
2 December 2020
Do you like tales of magic, adventure, and fantasy? Are you a fan of terrific comic novels? Check out Acursian, by Erika Lewis, Carole Barrowman and John! The complete collection, previously released in serial form, is now available as a book and it would be a great gift - or you could treat yourself.
Available for purchase from Legendary Comics, any online book retailer, or check out your local bookstore.
3 October 2020
As the pandemic situation continues to restrict mass events, FedCon 29 and Winnipeg Comic Con are unable to be held as scheduled. FedCon 29 has been cancelled. Winnipeg ComicCon has been postponed to 29-31 October 2021. Guests will be confirmed nearer the time.
10 May 2020
Updated 20 July 2020
JB Conventions: Supanova
Update 20 July: Due to restrictions on international travel, John is unable to attend the Supanova conventions in Australia this year. However, he's looking forward to meeting fans "downunder" in June 2021! More details on dates and tickets will be confirmed later.
Original post: John is scheduled to attend the Supanova Conventions in Sydney and Perth in August. The Sydney event is booked for 7-9 August, with the Perth convention the following weekend, 15-16 August. These events will, of course, be dependent on the prevailing pandemic situation and the organisers will decide nearer the time whether they can go ahead.
Tickets are currently on sale from:
19 Mar 2020
Updated 8 July 2020
Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover
The organisers of the Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover, scheduled to take place on 22-23 August, have now announced that they have decided to postpone the event to 2021. Rescheduled dates will be announced in due course. All ticketholders will be contacted and their tickets for the 2020 event will be refunded or transferred to the new dates.
2 July 2020
JB appointed President of TRIC
During the livestreamed TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) Summer Drinks event on Thursday, 2 July, outgoing President Lorraine Kelly announced that John was taking over the role. John has nominated the charity "akt", which provides support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Read more about the work of TRIC at:
20 June 2020
Beautiful City - A Tribute to the NHS
John recently introduced and performed "Beautiful City", alongside other musical stars, in a tribute to the NHS and keyworkers, organised by Scots in the City. Watch the video on YouTube at:
12 June 2020
John is now on Cameo!
If you've ever wanted a personal video message from John, as a treat for yourself, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to send a supportive message to a friend, now's your chance! John has joined the Cameo platform to send video messages to fans.
Check out the details at:
A reminder about private messages from John. 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.
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.