Benedict JablonskiBenedict Jablonski
, aka Ben Jason
, was a longtime science fiction
fan and booster who co-designed the Hugo Award
based on a rocket
-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88. He was also chairman of the 1966 World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland, Ohio
at which Gene Roddenberry
previewed the two-hour pilot of his new series, "Star Trek
," for SF fans.
He died May 15, 2003 in Ohio at the age of 86.