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18 May 2018
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Target Homelessness t-shirt launched

Partnering with Represent, John has launched a charity drive "Target homelessness, not the homeless" to raise funds for charities supporting the homeless in the US and UK. Watch John's launch message at his Facebook page at:

T-shirts are available in all sizes from Represent until 25 May. Represent will ship internationally.

18 April 2018
Updated 18 May
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JB Convention: Keystone Comic Con

John will be a guest at the Keystone Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia in September. Join him for autographs, photo ops and of course his not-to-be missed panel!

Tickets will be on sale from 20 April from:

Update 18 May: John is now scheduled to be at Keystone Comic Con for three days, Friday, 14 to Sunday, 16 September.

23 April 2018
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HVFF Dortmund - Postponed

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest have reluctantly decided to postpone the convention planned for Dortmund, Germany, on 2-3 June until 2019. Dates and venue have not yet been confirmed.

Further information on whether John is able to attend the rescheduled event will be posted when confirmed.

18 April 2018
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JB Convention: Wizard World Columbus

Hello Columbus - John will be visiting in June to attend Wizard World Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on 9-10 June. Get your tickets for a great weekend of fandom fun, autographs, photo-ops and John's now-legendary panel.

For tickets and more information, visit:

8 April 2018

JB Interview: Lifestyle News Hound

John was recently interviewed by Emma Forbes, who he has known since his Live and Kicking Days.

The freewheeling interview is available from The Lifestyle News Hound podcasts:

8 April 2018
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JB and CB novel: Inquisitor

Head of Zeus Books have confirmed that the third story in John and Carole's Orion Chronicles series will be released in the UK in August 2018.

The series follows the adventures of twins Matt and Em Calder as they use their superpowers to save humanity. In the lastest story, they are joined by their friend, Rémy Dupree, in a race to prevent the darkness overtaking the world.

6 April 2018
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JB Convention: Wales Comic Con

John will be returning to the UK in December for his first-ever appearance at Wales Comic Con in December. The convention will be held at the Glyndwr University, Wrexham, on 1-2 December 2018. Come along for a great weekend of fandom fun, autographs, photo-ops and John's not-to-be-missed panel!

Tickets will be on sale from the convention website later this month:

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:

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:

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 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
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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:

 

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 www.holymusicvideo.com. 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:

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!

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