The adorable glass sculpture house Bling Squared traveled over 2,200 km from Canada to table at their third San Diego Comic-Con, but in a heartbreaking moment, their entire booth display and one of their cases containing half their inventory were stolen.
On their Instagram account, founders Neacol and Stanley Miler made a public appeal for the return of their lost merchandise.
“PLEASE SHARE. Attention #SDCC /San Diego! This pelican case full of adorable glass sculptures and our entire booth set up was STOLEN last night from outside room 339 at the Days Inn (hotel circle south). We are devastated. If you spot it, or shady folks selling Bling Squared Cute Glass on the side of the road, please, please let us know and call the police. We have filed a report.”
In a follow-up post, they clarified that the Pelican case went missing sometime between the evening of July 16 to the morning of July 17 from the Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle. A $200 reward is being offered no questions asked, and $500 for the entire case and all contents intact.
Despite the setback, Bling Squared confirmed that they will still table at SDCC. I had a chance to speak briefly with Neacol about the crime. She said, “We’ve purchased new basic display items and have set up with what we have. We really love all the work we DO have with us now, and our exclusive and all our newest work is here, which is good.”
The Bling Squared has E-5 in the Exhibitor Tables area, which is next to the Video Game booths.
Individuals with information about this crime are asked to either contact the artists by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 250-538-8318. Alternatively, you can contact the San Diego Police Department at either 619-531-2000 or through the SDPD website.