Best Svengali of Animation San Francisco 2013 - Brendan Hay
This prolific writer ditched a sweet gig as headline producer at The Daily Show for the Best Coast, and he hasn't looked back. His writing credits include The Simpsons, and Robot Chicken, which earned him an Emmy nod in 2011. And before that power-hungry mouse outgrew the Presidio and invaded Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Hay was the head writer of Lucasfilm Animation's new comedy, Star Wars Detours. But there's no rest for the svengali of animation. His graphic novel, Rascal Raccoon's Raging Revenge, is in development at Warner Bros. He's boarding too many planes bound for meetings in Los Angeles of late, but he's deeply committed to the Bay Area — particularly the bar.