After an hour and a half, everyone will be welcome.
See how wrong that sounds? You really messed up big time, Riot. What you did is disgusting and has no place here. If you hold a panel or event, it must be open to everyone.
The only case of advanced entry I can understand would be those with wheelchairs or other mobility aids, so that they can be allowed to be seated/sorted out more easily, or a special line where people paid specifically to get in first.
But based on gender? Sexual orientation? Hell no. HELL. NO.
What's the difference between a movie theater saying "whites only until 6:30. Blacks welcome after 6:30" and this garbage?
You just went back decades of progress.