Worldbuilders 2013: Shaving Myke’s Head

Posted by Peat


As you may already know, Patrick Rothfuss‘s charity Worldbuilders tends to do some pretty awesome things to raise money for Heifer International. Like many authors, I try to do something special every year to help out. Sometimes I have helped match donations, or auctioned off a seat at the annual Author D&D game, or worn a Hawaiian shirt. And always, I send signed books.

This year, however, I got roped into something extra special. My buddy Myke Cole called and said, “Hey, I promised Pat I’d shave my head as an act of whimsy if the fundraiser meets the $25,000 mark. Will you do the honors?”

“Sure,” I said, “if I can do it with a straight razor.”

“Er,” Myke said. “Have you ever used a straight razor?”

“Nope,” I said. “But I saw Bugs Bunny do it a bunch of times. How hard can it be?”

The result was frightening and hilarious. Pat actually called to try and talk us out of it. I dare you to watch the video and not LOL:

You can check out Pat’s side of the story on his blog.

If you haven’t already, go ahead and check out Worldbuilders right now. There are a lot of amazing opportunities to make a difference this holiday season.

Also, we will be announcing the winner for the clay demon contest sometime next week, so check back soon!


Posted on December 20, 2013 at 8:00 am by PeatB
Filed under Fans, Myke

3 responses to “Worldbuilders 2013: Shaving Myke’s Head”

  1. Hahaha awesome. Been waiting for this to come up; love it!

    Posted by Kurt, on December 20th, 2013 at 11:35 am
  2. Please say you were singing something from Sweeney Todd while this was going on?

    Posted by Tracy Erickson, on January 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm
  3. […] PR: Yeah. We try to spread the word about the charity by doing fun little stunts to catch people’s attention. Like when Hank Green did a music video for us. Or when Myke Cole had Peter V. Brett shave his head. […]

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