In addition to marking the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake, Saturday also marks the annual Litquake Lit Crawl, a three-phase bar crawl through the Mission featuring a great many writer types reading while others listen and drink. Herewith, we give you a few highlights to check out, assuming you won't be checking out the headliners who'll be going on right about then at Treasure Island.

(Download a full Lit Crawl map here. Expect standing room crowds at most of these FREE events. Full disclosure: Your SFist editors Brock Keeling and Jay Barmann will be appearing/reading at simultaneous events at 6 p.m.)

Phase 1 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SFist and SF Appeal Present: Collisions on the Information Superhighway
The LAB, 2948 16th Street
Join Brock, Eve Batey, Matt Baume, Phil Bronstein, and others as they discuss the "instant gratification -- and immediate pillory" of online journalism.