Gypsy Silverleaf

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Name: Shayna Ingram[1][2]
Alias(es): Gypsy Silverleaf, Gypsy, Gypsy Raven, GirlieHawke, morrigain
Type: fan writer
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Animorphs
Communities: Harry Potter's Realm of Wizardry, Harry_Potter, Defense Against the Dark Arts
URL: fanfiction on HP Realm, FictionAlley,
morrigain on LiveJournal
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Gypsy Silverleaf is the first known Harry Potter fan writer and archivist. Gypsy's story, Harry Potter and the Man of Unknown, was the first Harry Potter story posted to, in September 1999.[3] Gypsy also started the fansite Harry Potter's Realm of Wizardry in July 1999, which may have been the first Harry Potter archive,[4] and was an initial member of Defense Against the Dark Arts, a fan group partnered PotterWar, in 2001.[2]

Gypsy was originally known as GirlieHawke in Animorphs fandom, and chose Gypsy Raven as her Harry Potter pseud in 1999. In 2001, she shortened it to Gypsy, and in 2003 added "Silverleaf."[5]

Notable Fanworks


  1. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY. 'Potter' fans put hex of a boycott on Warner Bros. 22 February 2001. (Accessed 22 May 2012.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Defense Against the Dark Arts. Meet DADA. Archived 24 February 2001 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 22 May 2012.)
  3. Gypsy Silverleaf. Harry Potter and the Man of Unknown. Posted to FanFiction.Net 04 September 1999. (Accessed 01 September 2011.)
  4. Flourish. A Guided Tour of the Harry Potter Fandom at FictionAlley. (Accessed 01 September 2011.)
  5. Gypsy Silverleaf. Harry Potter's Realm of Wizardry: F.A.Q. (Accessed 01 September 2011.)
  6. "Four years ago today I E-mailed to ask if a Harry Potter section could be made because I had a story almost ready to post. Xing said yes and created the category. Three days later, I got an E-mail from him telling me to post my story or he'd delete the section. I have been in this fandom far too long. *g*" -- August 31, 2003, August 31, 2003