Blizzard have released details of this years BlizzCon event.

The event will once again take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday, 21st October and Saturday, 22nd October, 2011. As usual the event will give players the chance to play Blizzard games, attend discussion panels and participate in contests.

Amongst other things from last years event was the unveiling of Diablo III's final character class, the demon hunter, and a closing concert featuring Tenacious D.

"We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind -- we're pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming."

Amongst other things, attendees will get a chance to enjoy:

• Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games

• Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers

• Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents

• Community contests with great prizes

• Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment's game universes

• More activities and attractions to be announced.