Taking Up Collection

Do the following words mean anything to you? The Arbiter, Master Chief, Cortana, Elites, Brutes and Spartans (not the naked Greek kind). No? Then turn the page, pal. You're obviously a PS2 fan or maybe even a Gamecube player. You Halo 2 fans, however, should know this: The Universal Collectibles Show III is offering a Halo 2 free-for-all competition Saturday at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1600 Hurst Town Center Drive in Hurst. The contest is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you're not interested in videogames but are nonetheless a geek—we mean, "collector"—you can also check out the wide variety of comics, trading cards, toys, "action figures" (those are dolls for boys too insecure to call them dolls), etc. available at the show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults.
Sat., May 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Patrick Williams is editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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