AOD (Animation on Display) is a small, local anime-focused convention, at the Hyatt in Burlingame this year. I went in 2005; it is probably a little bigger now. I am not that into cons, but several members have expressed enthusiasm, and the new event schedule looks interesting.
Sat admission is $25:
My tentative plan:
11:00 Eat at Day & Night All American Grill near the Hyatt
12:00 Get tix
12:30 End of Viz production panel
1:00 SBA0048 concert
2:00 Gaming? Booths?
3:00 Meet doods. Hideo concert
4:00 Crunchyroll panel?
5:30 Wolf Children (movie I have seen, but you should see if you haven't; have you?)
8:30 Masquerade (costume show; 7-9)
9:00 Debrief and skedaddle