You're not being negative, the pros and cons of selling panel access is a completely valid discussion (and one ReedPop & Lucasfilm have certainly had after the last Celebration judging by the survey question). Honestly, it's not an idea I like as I think paying for panel access is a very slippery slope and could very quickly lead to a 2-tier convention if not handled carefully. Hipacritically I'd still buy a hypothetical Jedi Knight/panel access ticket because, as much as I enjoyed the overnight queue (and would probably still do at least the first night just for the shared fan experience), I also like to sleep in a bed, and with over night now extending to multiple days and pre-dawn queues every day, the idea does appeal on a personal comfort and convenience level. In terms of managing it, I can only really think of 3 ways to handle it; 1 - sell individual panel passes 2 - sell a separate "Panel Pass" that gives reserved seating for all panels 3 - bring back the mid-tier Jedi Knight pass for reserved seating & entry but without the other Master perks. 1 would be a nightmare in terms of organization, especially as the panel schedule wouldn't be finalized (so passes couldn't be sold) until a few weeks before the event. 2 & 3 are essentially the same but I'd put preference on 3 because I think it's less work from an organizational point of view. A separate panel pass would require an additional badge, potentially combining orders (if badges and passes are bought on separate dates). A separate panel pass would also presumably come in 4 day and single day, where as the Jedi Knight would just be a 3 day single badge. Plus with Jedi Knight you can include early entry and the dedicated entrance. You could probably do this with a separate panel pass as well but again it's more badges to check from a organizational POV (plus if they sell single day panel passes then people may have 3 day badges but only a single day panel pass which would require more vigilant checking at the VIP entrance). This is important because of the insane early morning entry queue. If you're charging for panel access you'd better be able to deliver it. Imagine how much worse the complaints would have been if people in that line had paid for the first panel, arrived hours in advance, and couldn't get to it. In terms of numbers.... CV - 50 Masters, 250 Knights CVI - 50 Masters, 250 Knights CA2015 - 50 Masters, 250 Knights CO2017 - unknown number of Masters (single tier) (300 seems a reasonable assumption) So let's say they keep 300 Masters for 2019, if they add 500 Knights that would be 800 total. Organizationally I've never been a VIP so I'm not sure how this works but I'm assuming that the physical perks (t-shirts, posters, art prints, autograph fast passes etc.) are all picked up either with your badge or from the VIP lounge during Celebration. If you add a Jedi Knight level that is literally just reserved seating and dedicated entrance/early entry (rather than a lower level VIP like in the past) then none of that changes. Preview Night shopping, access to the lounge (and VIP meet & greets) would all remain Master exclusives and be based on badge checks as they are now. In terms of seating, either first come, first served for both Masters and Knights, or separate chutes and the Masters go in first. The former requires no more organization than they do now (just a badge check for Masters & Knights rather than just Masters), the later would require an extra chute for the main stages. If I remember right there are instructions for when VIPs must arrive before a panel starts. So they go in, then everyone with wristbands. Any left over seats can then be filled (I know in Europe a few people did wait in the panel queue and were allowed in once everyone with a wristband had entered). Like I said, not really advocating it, but it's the best way I could think of to handle paying for guaranteed panel access if they decide to go that way.