BlizzCon 09 Attendees Get WoW Space Marine Pet

BOOM widget 122695 Continuing its tradition of providing BlizzCon attendees with an exclusive World of Warcraft item, Blizzard has unveiled this year's bonus.

Grunty the murloc marine, pictured left, will be available out to all those that either attend BlizzCon 09 or watch it via pay per view.

"This tiny terror is fully armored and comes equipped with a gauss rifle, which he'll occasionally fire into the air to make sure no invisible spacecraft are swooping in to attack," Blizzard says of Grunty and his StarCraft-inspired stylings.

Tickets for this year's BlizzCon, occurring on August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, go on sale via the BlizzCon site this Saturday, May 16, at $125 a pop. A second batch of tickets debut May 30, with DirectTV offering the ability to watch the festivities live from either a television or internet-connected computer for $40.