JB and CB novel: Conjurer
Matt and Em Calder, the Animare twins, are soon to continue their adventures in a new novel by John and Carole, Conjurer. 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.
Conjurer 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.
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:
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, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). A print edition will be available later.
JB Radio: Magic of Barrowman at Christmas
John's last show on Magic FM will be aired on Christmas Day. Tune in from 4.00pm to 6.00pm for some festive fun and great music. Magic FM is on 105.4FM (London), DAB Digital Radio (UK-wide), Sky (180), Freeview (715) and Virgin Media (928), or via the Magic website:
Or check out the Magic App for iPhone, Android or Blackberry:
JB Convention: Dallas Comic Con Fan Days
John will be heading back to Dallas for next year's Fan Days event at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039. He is scheduled to be there on Saturday, 13 February and Sunday, 14 February 2016.
Read more about this convention and buy your tickets at the event website:
JB Convention: Wizard World Portland
John is off to Portland for the Wizard World Comic Con in February. He'll be at the convention on Saturday, 20 February and Sunday, 21 February 2016, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland OR 97232.
For full details of the event and to buy tickets, visit the event website:
1 September 2015
Updated 9 Nov
JB TV: Emergency Animal Hospital
John's documentary series looking at the work of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine is to be reworked as three one-hour episodes. The programme, a co-production by Barrowman Barker Productions and Tern TV, will be broadcast in a primetime slot on Channel 4 (UK) later this year.
Andrew Snowball, Tern TV's Director of Features and Popular Factual said: "John Barrowman genuinely cares about animals and viewers will really engage with his enthusiasm for and interest in the work of the specialists at the pet hospital. It's always exciting to see a successful daytime series make the jump to primetime and introduce it to a whole new audience. We're confident it will shine in its new slot."
Read the full story at 4rfv:
Updated 9 November: Emergency Animal Hospital will air at 6.00pm for three weeks from Sunday, 15 November on Channel 4.
JB Convention: New Jersey FanFest
John will be a guest at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, on Saturday, 23 January and Sunday, 24 January. Join John and other stars for two days of fun panels, photo ops and autograph sessions.
For more info and tickets, go to the convention website:
25 June 2015
Updated 4 Oct
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 4 October: Sky1 (UK) have confirmed that Arrow Season 4 will air on Wednesdays at 8.00pm from 14 October.
5 September 2015
Updated 8 September
JB TV: John on CNN Newsroom
John will be chatting with his favourite CNN host Rosemary Church on CNN Newsroom on Monday 7 September. CNN Newsroom airs from 2 to 4 am ET (7 to 9 am in the UK). CNN International is available in many countries. In the UK you can see it on Sky 506, Virgin Media 607 and Freesat 207. The interview will possibly be aired twice, towards the end of each hour but this of course may change.
Update 8 September: The interview is now available to view on the CNN website:
26 August 2015
Updated 27 August
JB Interview: The Jimmy Star Show
John will be a guest via Skype on The Jimmy Star radio show today at 4.15pm ET (2.15pm PT, 9.15pm UK time).
Go to the radio station website to listen to the show. Click on ITV in the top bar to watch the Skype steam:
Update 27 August: This interview can now be watched on You Tube:
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.
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:
JB and CB Books: Book of Beasts US Release
Book of Beasts, the third book in John and Carole's Hollow Earth series of fantasy/scifi novels for young people, will be released in the US on 6 October.
The Hollow Earth series is published in the US by Aladdin, a division of Simon & Schuster. Book of Beasts is now available for pre-order from Amazon US:
JB Radio: New Magic FM Show
John now has his own radio show. He will present a weekly entertainment-driven music and features show on Sunday evenings, starting 11 January from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
Magic FM is on 105.4FM (London), DAB Digital Radio (UK-wide), Sky (180), Freeview (715) and Virgin Media (928), or via the Magic website:
Or check out the Magic App for iPhone, Android or Blackberry:
JB Charity: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
John is a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. He has sponsored an adorable cocker spaniel puppy called Merry as a gift for his husband, Scott, this Christmas. John said:
"Scott and I love dogs. We've always had two or three in the family so when I had the opportunity to add one more to our brood, I couldn't resist. I've sponsored a puppy called Merry for Scott this Christmas. Scott will get regular updates, lots of adorable photos, and the best part is that this Christmas present will be a gift that will change the life of a deaf person.
When I experienced going deaf for the day, I was anxious and isolated. When Merry grows up, she'll not only help make a deaf person’s life safer, she'll also bring them companionship. We're going to have a very MERRY Christmas!"
If you'd like to sponsor a puppy, for yourself or as a gift, visit the Hearing Dogs webaite:
MBE Investiture Ceremony
John is at Buckingham Palace this morning (14 October) to receive his award of the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) which was announced in HM The Queen's Birthday Honours 2014. He is accompanied at the ceremony by husband, Scott, and parents, John and Marion Barrowman.
For general information about the ceremony, go to the website of the British Monarchy:
22 February 2014
Updated 17 July
JB and CB Books: The Book of Beasts
Carole Barrowman has announced that the third novel in the Hollow Earth series, again co-authored with John, will be titled The Book of Beasts.
Update 17 July: The Book of Beasts is now out in the UK and is available from Amazon UK:
We do not yet have information on publication in other countries.
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.