The seventh BlizzCon gaming convention will take place on Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Blizzard has announced.

Over those two days members of Blizzard’s gaming community will meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, said the company.

“BlizzCon gives us a chance to connect with our players and share our latest projects in a very personal way,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.

“Members from all of our gaming communities have helped make this event bigger and better every time, and we look forward to meeting up and celebrating with them in November.”

BlizzCon will offer attendees hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard games, the Global finals for Blizzard eSports, discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, commemorative merchandise, and more.

Further details about BlizzCon 2013 including ticket availability and pricing will be announced on the official BlizzCon website as the event draws closer.

Those interested in attending the show in person can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2011.

Tickets to the event sold out in seconds, and highlights included the unveiling of the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and a closing concert by rock legends Foo Fighters.