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Prosuckers are sycophants whose main fanac revolves around worship of professional writers, editors, artists, actors, etc., placing them above mere fans -- the stfnal equivalent of a groupie. In case it isn't completely obvious, this is not a complimentary term.

The trufannish attitude is that pros are mostly fellow fans who have made a wonderful creative contribution to the sf community.

The term was coined by Priscilla Olson in the 1980s, and it immediately won out over terms like prodie, pro licker and sycofan.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.