Blizzard never disappoints the community when it comes to the wacky and unusual whether it's April Fool's jokes or expansions. If you are attending this years BlizzCon you will be the lucky recipient of an exclusive attendee pet which is a Murloc Marine. While this is likely shameless promotion of Starcraft II, most of us are anticipating it so we don't mind.

Want to do your part to protect Azeroth from interstellar invasion? Everyone who attends BlizzCon 2009 or purchases the BlizzCon Pay Per View event via DIRECTV will be joined by a new World of Warcraft in-game companion, Grunty the murloc marine. 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.

BlizzCon 2009 takes place on August 21-22 in the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 16, with a second allotment to be released on May 30. For further details, check out the recent press release and the official website.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016